Shelton adding high school girls wrestling

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Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 6:21 PM CDT
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SHELTON, Neb. (KSNB) - Shelton Public Schools is officially adding girls wrestling to its high school activities offerings, as voted on unanimously by the school board Monday night. The Bulldogs announced the news in a tweet Tuesday.

At least two girls are confirmed to be participating for Shelton next season. Competition is set to begin immediately when the new season begins in winter of 2023.

“It’s extremely exciting,” Shelton Activities Director Ryan Province said. “It gives them another opportunity to compete in a sport and to feel confident in competing. To get it off the ground and be on the ground floor of that starting up, it’s a really cool experience. We showed the numbers last night in the board meeting of the growth it’s seen the last three years and it’s phenomenal.”

The high school boys program produced its first state champion in 31 years this past season, when Sebastian Sauceda won the Class D 113-pound title.