Fighting like a girl
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Stone Memorial High School (Crossville, Tenn.), in its third year of existence and first with a girls' wrestling team, is proud to announce its second state individual champion. Junior Ashley Sherrill wrestled two matches to land a spot in the state finals at the Tennessee Girls Wrestling Championships. The meet was held February 18-20 in conjunction with the boyss state finals. In her 120-pound title match, Sherrill fought her opponent to the third round, an incredible feat for wrestling.
In addition to being the school's second state champion, Sherrill is also the second state champion in Cumberland County. Last track and field season, Stone Memorial high jumper Cameron Fox won a track and field state title.
Get to know Ashley Sherrill
How did you start wrestling?
"My freshman year, Coach Parker kept asking me to come out to the team, and my sophomore year, I decided to try it out."
Favorite part of wrestling?
"The feeling of adrenaline when I'm out on the mat. It's amazing!"
Hardest thing about wrestling?
"Fighting off your back and trying to maintain your energy through a match."
Favorite song to listen to before a match?
"A mix of Korn, Godsmack, and Disturbed."
"Horror and action films."
Favorite TV show?
"I really don't watch that much TV, I just turn it on to fall asleep"
Katie Greene is a junior at Stone Memorial High School. Check out her rockthatlobster23 profile.
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