Girls varsity wrestling team finishes the season with a sixth place finish in the state finals


This past week, the girls wrestling team at FHC competed in the state finals match against some of the best wrestlers in Michigan. They came into the season a little bit “unappreciated” as a lot of people didn’t expect them to do much, but they proved a lot of the doubters wrong. 

The way the state finals work for wrestling is it rewards or recognizes the top eight teams as being some of the best in the state. The Rangers ended up taking sixth in the finals, which is a huge accomplishment for the FHC wrestling program.

This season has consisted of huge amounts of adversity, and head coach Brad Anderson couldn’t be more proud of the team having overcome all of it. It started off with most winter sports teams not even knowing if they would have a season, and by the time the teams were cleared to go, they wasted no time. Anderson was super excited to get back on the mat and get back to work. 

“The girls worked really hard along with assistant coach Rick Kacher in the preparation for this season,” Anderson said. 

One of the goals for next season after taking sixth in the state this year is to hopefully be a top two team in the state. Anderson believes that is a very realistic goal for next season, and he and the other coaches will push the girls through the summer to improve on the impressive foundation of the program.