Six Lowell girl wrestlers competed in the 2017 Central Coast Section Girls Wrestling Championships at Oak Grove HS in San Jose last Friday and Saturday. Brittney Dare took the 4th place medal and Anne Chamberlain placed 6th. Lowell placed 13th out of 75 CCS schools.
The CCS championships are the state qualifier all SF Section girl wrestlers must compete in to qualify for the state championships. 75 CCS schools from Daly City to King City compete with the top three finishers in each weight class advancing to the state championships.
Despite injuries preventing three of our nine girl wrestlers from competing, we still fought our way through with five of six Lowell girls making it to the second day and finishing with a 13th place team finish. In two days time the Lowell girls wrestled 30 matches. Brittney Dare, who came into the tournament unseeded, wrestling at 111 lbs went 5-2 putting on a very strong performance racking up four pins and a decision to take 4th place. Anne Chamberlain (senior), who was also unseeded, finished sixth.
Eighty-four hard practices and thirteen competitons later…a hand salute to the Lowell girl wrestlers who started pre-season conditioning at the end of August, have been practicing hard six days a week for three months taking only Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas off and who competed in 11 tournaments and two dual meets. This is why we finished in the top 20% of CCS teams with half a squad and half of them being first year wrestlers.