Girls’ Wrestling Team 2022-2023 Preview

Kiki Riedel, Photographer/Author

Girls’ Wrestling Team 2022-23

Girls’ wrestling has evolved over the years and has become more popular in the United States in recent years. In 1990, there were only about 112 girls wrestling in high school. Today, there are over 22,000 female wrestlers in high school. Now, this wrestling trend is able to come to Southeast with the help of a couple of girls who are determined to put the team together.

Southeast of Saline hasn’t had an official girls’ wrestling team, but they have had a few girl wrestlers in the past. The hope of those involved in this year’s girls’ wrestling team is to encourage other young girls to wrestle and try something new. Wrestling is often thought of as a male-dominated sport, so coach Chuck Schremmer and wrestlers Kiki Riedel and Brookelyn Adams thought it would be good for young girls to know that they are capable of trying different things that they might not have thought of before. 

The coaches this year for the girls are the same for the boys. Both teams will be coached by Head Coach, Chuck Schremmer and Assistant Coach, Braden Long. When asked a few questions about this wrestling season,  Chuck said, “I think it’s pretty cool for the girls because they get to start their own team and recruit girls to join it.” He also likes how the girls are so invested in making it a successful season.