Women wrestling coming to Des Moines colleges

Samantha Bush, head coach of DMPS’ lady’s wrestling program. Picture courtesy of DMPS

Step apart, boys — Des Moines Public Colleges is launching its first-ever lady’s wrestling program this 12 months.

Why it issues: Wrestling has deep roots in Iowa, however ladies who need to take part typically have to affix a boy’s group.

  • Establishing a woman’s program will doubtless increase native participation within the sport, which is seeing rising nationwide reputation.

State of play: DMPS will provide the women program to all excessive schoolers with observe starting Oct. 31 and competitors starting Nov. 14.

  • The district employed Samantha Bush, the assistant coach of Grand View College’s ladies’s wrestling membership to steer this system, together with assistant coaches that may work in every faculty.

Of observe: Wrestling was sanctioned by the Iowa Women Excessive College Athletic Union for the primary time this 12 months.

The underside line: Let’s hear it for the women.

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