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Video, photos from all-girls Michigan prep wrestling invite: 93 wrestlers, 34 schools

Coaches, girls wrestlers thrilled to compete alongside boys at state finals this season at Ford Field.

MONTAGUE — High school wrestling coaches like Jaime Smith of Frankfort, Kris Maddox of Montague and Casey Randolph of Clinton are bound and determined to grow the sport of girls wrestling.

They’re not alone. That was apparent Thursday at Montague High School, where 93 participants representing 34 schools across the state converged to pack the Wildcats’ gymnasium for the inaugural Lady Mat Cat Wrestling Invitational.

It was the second-straight season that Montague has hosted an all-girls event, although participation in this one increased tenfold.

CatchMark SportsNet produced a live stream of the event on our YouTube channel. You can view a replay of the action here:

Clinton is the defending state champion for girls wrestling. Meanwhile, Frankfort’s Smith is the lone female head coach in the state for boys or girls teams.

Watch the video above to hear from Smith, Maddox and Randolph, as well as a couple wrestlers, and get some sights and sounds from the invite.

Check out the dozens of photos below from the invite, the first batch Montague-focused and the second batch from the overall meet. More images will be added to the second gallery, so come back to CatchMark later and check them out.

Complete results can be found at Track Wrestling by clicking HERE.

Photos by Mike Moore and Stephanie Moore

Photos by Billy Mann | CatchMark

Lead writer for CatchMark SportsNet and Web Services leader for CatchMark Technologies.

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