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Wolves claim first women's champ


March 2, 2023

Tia Cranston

Rebecca Anderson is named one of Wyoming's first women's wrestling champs.

Moorcroft Wolf Rebecca Anderson has taken the Wyoming women's wrestling championship in the 106 lb class in the first year that the sport has been sanctioned.

Anderson is no novice to wrestling; she joined the sport several years ago, when she was eight years old, with her father's encouragement.

"My dad wrestled in high school and started my brother wrestling with the USA team here when my brother was really young... and he encouraged me and my three sisters to wrestle," she says.

The youngster was not immediately enamored with the sport, though.

"Out of all my sisters and me, I was the...

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