Wrestling advocates push for a Randall High girls' team

One parent has been pushing for a girls wrestling team at Randall High School.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, only 231 high schools in Texas have a girls wrestling program.

One family is hoping to increase that number with the addition of Randall High.

"CISD is hosting a board meeting on Monday where they'll be voting on the possibility of the girls wrestling team program here at Randall High School," said Girls Wrestling Advocate and Mom Lisa White. "We're just really trying to get the word out. We're hoping for a good turn out and that we'll actually get this team started."

White said for two years she's been encouraging this program with countless meetings, emails, and educating about the interest in girls wrestling.

Her daughter, who has been wresting for nine years, is excited about the possibility.

"I want to be able to go to college for something that I've always liked," said Youth Wrestler Madison Seales. "I started because my brother, I thought if he could do it, so could I. I just want to compete in something that I love," said Seales.

Seales is currently competing with Randall Youth Wrestling Club, ages four to 14. Because she is approaching the cut off age, her wrestling career could end soon.

"She has done awesome!" said White. "It wouldn't be good if she had to end her career heading into high school. It just really wouldn't be fair."

"Recently I've got first at Girls State at Texas, first at Oklahoma Girls State and second at Kansas State, and third at Girls Nationals," said Seales.

She doesn't stand alone in success or interest in girls wrestling; both Seales and White said there are others ready to hit the mat.

White and Seales will be at the Canyon ISD Central Administration Office Monday night at 6:15 p.m., presenting the possibility of a girls' team, to the board. Everyone is welcome.