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Almost a secret weapon

HEM's girl grapplers talk pros, cons of competing in wrestling


February 17, 2021

Mike Armstrong

Charlee Solaas, left, and McKaylee Widdison enjoy being girl wrestlers on the HEM team.

When Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) student Charlee Solaas decided to go out for wrestling in her sophomore year, she admits there were challenges.

"Back when I first started, I think the hardest part was not running into any other female wrestler," Solaas said. "When I would show up for meets, I would have to change in janitor closets and nurse's offices, even bathroom stalls."

She said the next year, there were a couple girls at the meets, including one from Rawlins.

"This year there are two of us and all the meets, there seems to be female wrestlers and we have a female area in...

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