YHS girls wrestling program is in 9th season.
Photo credit: Thurston Talk, used with permission.
– “Girls Wrestling Continues to Thrive in Yelm”
“When Amy Earley started the girls wrestling program at Yelm High School [YHS] nine years ago, she had a mere eight girls on her roster.
A slim initial turnout, but what the squad lacked in depth, it made up for it in talent.
‘We took three of those girls to state our first year and all three got state medals out of it,’ Earley said. ‘They all graduated though and I came back with my assistants the next year and I said, ‘If you want to coach, you have to recruit a team.’
The coaching staff more than delivered.”
“However, the construction of the program by Earley did not come easy. There was plenty of obstacles and resistance along the way which could have derailed the team prior to it taking off,” quoting Grant Clark, Thurston Talk.