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Girls wrestling team is back in action

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Alanah Vetterick, head coach for the girls wrestling team, cheers on her team at home during a meet last school year. The girls will wrestling in Nevada on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Coach Alanah Vetterick and the girls wrestling team are back after a break to continue their season. Vetterick has been coaching the women’s varsity wrestling team for two years and is a very big part of the wrestling program. She says she loves coaching the girls and watching them evolve.

“It has been a great experience.” Vetterick said. “I have been able to see the girls grow individually and as wrestlers in a short time period.” 

The coach said she takes wrestling seriously and makes sure to give her team the right mentality and mindset in practice or right before they compete in a match.

“I tell the girls every time to give it 110 percent of their effort,” she said. “Effort is all that I ask for and the results will come if you give it everything.”

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Hannah Smith is a freshman on the girls varsity wrestling team. She said she really enjoys being part of the wrestling program and is very passionate about wrestling. 

“I think the season is going great,” she said. “We are such a small team compared to others which is why they can score many more points and have an advantage. We are the underdogs because of how small our team is and yet we are still really good.”

Madelyn Carroll is a sophomore at Norwalk High School and is also part of the varsity team. 

“The funnest moment in the season so far was a tournament in Waterloo,” she said. “It was a fun experience for everyone to be together and hang out. It’s fun when you can hang out with your teammates during meets and going to meets.” 

The Norwalk Warriors next matchup will be a tournament called Nevada Round Robins. They will compete against 20 other schools at Nevada High School on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6-10 p.m. Tickets for the Nevada Round Robins tournament can be found here: https://tickets.gobound.com/tickets/events/h2023031307465399560675af279394d/checkout

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Kyle Erickson, Staff Writer
Kyle Erickson is a senior at NHS and a staff writer for The Spear. This is Kyle’s first year in journalism and joined because quote, “I really have a passion for hockey and I feel like if I take journalism class I can get closer to that sport and share my ideas about it more.” Some other passions Kyle enjoys are marching band, show choir, and concert choir. Kyle is a big hockey fan and supports North Dakota for college and the Las Vegas Golden Knights for the professional level. Kyle also enjoys action and comedy movies and his favorite movie is “Die Hard.” An interesting fact about Kyle is that he is afraid of some waterslides. Another hobby Kyle likes is going on walks with himself and with his dog Mavrick.
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