High schools: Girls hit the wrestling mats at OCU

Female wrestling will be showcased Saturday and Sunday at Oklahoma City University, site of the 2013 Gilrs Folkstyle National Championships and the Women's University Nationals.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 29, 2013
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photo - Ann Pepper of Edmond North competes in the No. 1 singles championship match of the Braver Tournament of Champions high school tennis competition at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Pepper won the match. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Ann Pepper of Edmond North competes in the No. 1 singles championship match of the Braver Tournament of Champions high school tennis competition at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Pepper won the match. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

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.

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by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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