But they do share something in common: Both are looking to step outside of their brothers' shadows and make names for themselves in a male-dominated wrestling world. Last summer, Illinois became the 25th state in the country to dating out of Houston Texas TX girls wrestling as a high school sport starting with the school year.
But until then the girls wrestle the boys if they want to compete in the IHSA. Wickson and Cassioppi are the first girls to make the varsity lineup for their respective schools.
Only four girls have cracked the starting lineup for a NIC varsity wrestling team in the past 10 years. A girl has never won a conference title — or been in contention.
They are quality competitors," East's 17th-year head coach Gene Lee said. Wickson, a freshman at Boylan, is wrestling at pounds and is one of only three wrestlers on the roster for the Titans this year.
Her older brother and returning state qualifier Dathan Wickson is one of the other two. I want to see how much I can really grow," Netavia Wickson said. Cassioppi is a pound sophomore at Hononegah chat rooms Mission TX free the younger sister of Tony Cassioppi, the two-time state champion who is now an Iowa Hawkeyes heavyweight.
Her other brother, Giovanni Cassioppi, also wrestled at Hononegah and went on to start at Western Colorado University. Dathan Wickson missed more than a year of wrestling in when he had speed dating South Lake Tahoe cyst that was leaking spinal fluid removed from his brain. I think that attitude kind of rubs off on Netavia, too. Netavia Wickson says she started wrestling because she wanted to be like Dathan.
For now, she's eager to prove that she belongs as the first girl to ever start at the varsity level for a Boylan wrestling team. And I know as long as I have my brother backing me up, I'll be fine.
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A girl has never won a NIC wrestling title. Now 2 from the Rockford area Columbus OH ladies dating a shot Boylan's Netavia Wickson and Hononegah's Rose Cassioppi are the first girls to make the varsity lineup for their schools.
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