First-ever girls varsity wrestling teams compete in the Hudson Valley
The inaugural season of girls varsity wrestling in New York state is in full swing.
In the Hudson Valley, several schools have their first-ever teams, including Minisink, Middletown, Port Jervis and Saugerties.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sanctioned the new girls' teams last year.
Minisink had their first set of matches against Port Jervis on Friday. Their coach, Dan Gallo, says wrestlers will learn accountability and selflessness through the sport and that they’re excited to welcome their newest athletes.
“I hope the girls will learn several things as a result of being on the first-ever girls' team here at Minisink. We have talented and experienced wrestlers on our team. We also have first-time wrestlers, with tremendous potential, who are a great fit for the sport and our program. We aspire to be the premier program in New York State. Just watch us,” says Gallo.
News 12 reached out to the NYSPHSAA for a list of schools in the Hudson Valley with inaugural girls’ teams but didn’t immediately receive a response.