For the first time, female wrestlers had a state tournament to call their own this year in Utah. Two Grantsville grapplers were happy to seize the opportunity.
On Wednesday at Mountain View High School in Orem, Grantsville’s Jade Garcia and Hannah Broderick became Tooele County’s first state champion girls wrestlers. Garcia went 3-0 to win the 132-pound championship, while Broderick posted a 2-0 record to finish first at 170 pounds. Their efforts helped the Cowboys finish sixth out of 32 teams in the tournament, which included teams from classes 1A-3A and Class 5A.
This is the first year that girls wrestling has been sanctioned by the Utah High School Activities Association. Previously, female wrestlers had to compete against boys.
For more on Garcia, Broderick and the other Grantsville wrestlers who took part in the state tournament, see ‘Two history-making performances.’