Female wrestling will be showcased Saturday and Sunday at Oklahoma City University, site of the 2013 Girls Folkstyle National Championships and the Women's University Nationals.
Folkstyle wrestling is similar to freestyle only with a few modifications. The event will feature female wrestlers from ages 7 to 22 from across the country.
Hosted by USA Wrestling, there are both morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday with finals scheduled for 7 p.m. at OCU's Freede Center.
Scheduled for Sunday are the Junior Folkstyle Duals.
WASHINGTON GETS ALL-AMERICAN SENDOFF
Jenks guard Jessica Washington was honored at a pep rally event Friday afternoon before she leaves to compete in the McDonald's All-American Game next week in Chicago.
Washington was the only state basketball player selected on either the girls or boys team.
“I feel really blessed to have this opportunity,” Washington said. “It means a lot to be an All-American.”
Washington is one of three North Carolina signees on the rosters and said she knows almost all of the girls she'll be playing with and against.
The girls game will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the United Center. The boys game will follow at 7:30. The girls game will be telecast on ESPNU, while the boys game will be televised on ESPN.
Washington is the fourth Oklahoma girls basketball standout to compete in the game.
Midwest City's Richa Jackson (2010) and Sapulpa's Alyssia Brewer (2008) and Earnesia Williams (2005) also earned the honor.
GREAT SOUTHWEST MEET SEEKING COACHES' SUPPORT
One of the region's premier summer track meets is looking to coaches for help in boosting participation numbers in Oklahoma.
The Great Southwest Track and Field Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., has been attended by 30 or more Oklahoma high school athletes each of the last five years, with the exception of last summer, when only seven made the trip.
To increase those numbers, the organizers of the event are seeking the help of coaches to serve on the selection committee to put together an Oklahoma team.
The 38th annual Great Southwest meet will be held June 6-8. Coaches interested in helping can find more information at www.greatsouthwestclassic.com.
CHA, DOUGLASS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS PICK SCHOOLS
Two metro-area volleyball players have made their college intentions known this week.
Christian Heritage's Elizabeth Tracy, who was an honorable mention selection on The Oklahoman's All-City team as a senior, will sign with Southwest Baptist (Mo.) next month.
At Douglass on Friday, Tierrah East signed with Mid-America Christian University.
PEPPER WINS TITLE
Ann Pepper of Edmond North captured the Tournament of Champions tennis tournament at Heritage Hall on Friday by defeating Piper Huey of Jenks, 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match at No. 1 singles.
Jenks won the team title of the rain-shortened tournament. Enid placed second and Edmond North was third.
Jenny Bond of Jenks won the No. 2 singles crown, downing Alex Bowers of Duncan, 6-2, 6-1, in the finals.
On Saturday, the boys will be competing in the tournament played at both Heritage Hall and Casady high schools.