The North County High School Girls’ Wrestling Team competed in the Wonder Woman Tournament December 29-30 at Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri. There were 79 teams and more than 500 female wrestlers from Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Oklahoma competing in what organizers said was the biggest girls’ meet in the country.
Brooke Bennett, a junior from North County High School, won the championship in the 194 lb weight class. She pinned her five opponents, including two state-ranked top-three, and improved to 12-0 this season.
That’s why she was chosen as the Parkland region’s female athlete of the week for the week ending Jan. 1.
“Brooke is an extremely hard worker on and off the mat,” said Raiders coach Raymond Woldtvedt. “She comes to train every day with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. She is very determined every day to come and train and improve.
Bennett said this was his fifth year of folk-style wrestling and his third year of freestyle wrestling.
“I love the family environment that I have created and the support I receive from my family and friends,” Bennett said.
Bennett also throws the shot put and javelin for the North County Track Team. She is a drum major for the Raider Regiment.
She said her favorite subjects at school are math and English.
“I love to read and write,” Bennett said. “Obviously I’ve been pretty good at math, and it’s good to find a subject that I can be good at. “
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