“Our goal at every meet and practice is to give it max effort no matter what because if you put everything into it you can’t come out disappointed.”
Girls Wresting Head Coach Chad Lindsley explains both the team and individual goals about this season overall as well as at every event.
The David City Girls Wrestling Team competed at the Superior Invite on January 13th, 2023. A variety of wrestlers were present from schools across Southeast Nebraska. The team wrestled against some schools that are also in the Southern Nebraska Conference as well as others such as Harvard, Conestoga, and Doniphan. “The girls did a great job. I think they showed a lot of improvement and battled hard and really showed some grit and growth from early in the year to Superior,” Lindsley stated about the team's performance at the Superior Invite.
Despite the fact that this is many of the girls’ first time wrestling, the team has shown great dedication and improvement throughout the season. Their hard work and dedication has shown through the results of the season. Junior Grace Eickmeier stated about the improvement she has gained so far in this season: “My technique and speed have improved by leaps and bounds since the beginning of the season. Not only have those physical factors improved, but I am also much tougher mentally.” This hard work paid off for the Lady Scouts.
The team was on top of their game at the invitational. Overall, the team placed 3rd as well as multiple individual placers. Sophomore Laylani Kasik was top dog at 155lbs., clinching the championship. Kasik explains, “ My goal going into this meet was to prove my point. I was ranked first in my seeding at this meet so my goal was to show why I was. My goal was to win the gold. To make a comeback from my last meet.”
Junior Jazmine Palencia and Senior Sidnee Busch acquired silver medals at 140lbs and 145 lbs respectively. Junior Grace Eickmeier followed close behind at 3rd at 170lbs. Senior Cadence Smaus also received a 4th place medal at 120 lbs.
As the season has progressed the Lady Scouts improved their techniques and skills. Head Coach Lindsley had a lot to say about the progress of the team. “It is a lightyear’s difference, they all came in at square one so the amount of progress the team has seen is incredible. They understand the sport and they know what to do.”
Girls Wrestling Districts will be held in Madison on February 3rd and 4th.