Waukon girls wrestling team advances trio of competitors to State among other accomplishments during first-ever sanctioned season

The sport of wrestling for girls in Waukon has certainly had its moments in history, dating back as far as 1999 Waukon High School graduate Blair Young competing in the first-ever U.S. Girls Wrestling Association National Tournament. More recently, 2022 Waukon High School graduate Meridian Snitker competed in the first-ever Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) Girls State Wrestling Tournament as a freshman in 1999, finishing as a State Runner-Up.

Snitker would go on to complete a high school career that saw her compete not only all four years in that newly-established State Tournament - which grew from about 90 competitors in her first season to approximately 700 competitors in her fourth and final season last year - but also competing among young men as a member of the Waukon High School wrestling team for all four years of her high school career. In her final season last winter, Snitker was joined in competing in that IWCOA Girls State Tournament by four other younger ladies who were able to return for this recently completed 2022-2023 season that provided an even greater step forward for not only girls wrestling in Waukon but also for the sport of girls wrestling in the state of Iowa.

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