Though girls wrestling is nothing new at West Ottawa, the girls team is. A few of the girls that have competed with the boys for the last few seasons have also made the switch to compete with the girls team as well. We sat down with sophomore Evann Biedenbach and discussed her aspirations, her competitive drive, and continuation with the sport.
What got you interested in wrestling?
My dad did wrestling in high school and was pretty good at it so I was interested in the sport.
Do you have any experience prior to this season?
Yes, I do have prior experience with wrestling. I started wrestling in 8th grade, and even though I didn't excel in the sport I still enjoyed it.
What is is like being a part of history at West Ottawa?
It honestly to me feels no different from being on the guy's team. I'm glad to know that I am part of the change.
What are some hurdles you have had to face?
Some hurdles that I face are mostly for when I wrestle in the guys season when I wrestle guys I am typically less strong.
Do you have any advice for girls that want to wrestle?
Just do it. Wrestling will help you do amazing things. Wrestling has helped me get my anger out when I'm really (angry) for some reason. Lately, wrestling has been the only thing that has kept me going.
Who is your wrestling hero?
My wrestling hero is Thomas Gilman who wrestled for the University of Iowa. The reason why he is the person that I look up to for wrestling is because he is amazing at wrestling, and he won an award for being the most dedicated wrestler and I want to start being more dedicated to wrestling.