Cassie comes to us all the way from Washington state where she had an impressive prep career. An overall competition record of 72-94 . In 2006 she won a state title, and then went on to place at the state, and win regional and district titles She turned to coaching women's wrestling for the 2009-2010 and 2015-16 seasons. In her reign, she had 10 WIAA state qualifiers , as well as 5 Academic All-State girls.
3rd at WIAA State 2008, 3rd at WIAA State as a team
Coached 7 WIAA State Participants 2010, 3 Academic Scholastic State Participants
Coached 2 WIAA State Participants 2015, 1 Academic Scholastic State Participants
Coached 1 WIAA State Participant 2016, 1 Academic Scholastic State Participant
Stephanie Lara Assistant Women's Coach
Coach "Stevie" Lara is a product of the McCourt and Pope era of West Ottawa wrestling. While in high school, she became an All-American at the USGWA National Championships. After her time at West Ottawa she went on to become a MMA fighter. Her hard nosed style and philosophy fits well with the "pantherstyle" mantra.
This is Coach Lara's first year coaching at West Ottawa.