This year, Davis High added girls wrestling to their athletics program. They started their conditioning in September, and finished up their season up February 15 with the state tournament. Most of the girls on the team ended up placing in the top 6 in the entire state in their respective weight class. Overall, Davis High Girls Wrestling placed 8th out of 21 schools in the state.
There were four seniors who placed in the state tournament. Jessica Nowers placed second, Cece Putnam placed 5th as well as AnaLise Womack and Mary Reid. Amayah Flores, a freshman from Kaysville Junior High placed 6th.
Cece Putnam, a senior on the team, says she loves the sport and loved being on the team.
“The best part about girls wrestling was finding a sport I could be aggressive in and not be judged by my weight. You feel equal to the other girls and you rely on yourself to do well rather than teammates. It’s all or nothing, if you lose, you lose. It is up to you, not your team. Eveyone is wanted no matter how much you weigh or know about wrestling, and that’s a beauty of the sport”
Setting goals is a big part of any sport, it is a way to hold yourself to something and to better yourself in every aspect of the sport. Cece Putnam talked about her goals for state.
“My last goal was to beat a girl from Riverton who had beaten me twice before. I beat her at the state tournament placing me in fifth in my weight class. I was so proud of myself for following through with that goal and being able to accomplish it.”
Talking about her teammates and all they accomplished this year, Cece says
“I am so proud of the girls and their hard work and the coaches who pushed us. All of the girls pushed themselves to be better and work harder and I think that was so important and I am really proud of them for that.”
The girls on the wrestling team were lucky enough to make history at Davis High being apart of something so progressive. Congratulations to the girls wrestling team and all they have done this year.

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