“It was really cool to be the first girls Regional Champ,” said Mishawaka’s Salome Walker. “When I did get my hand raised, it was very exciting”. Walker didn’t start wrestling for Mishawaka until her junior year. Now the senior has made Mishawaka Wrestling history and she’s going for more. Walker won the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling Regional last weekend. Tonight she goes for a state title at 145 lbs in Carmel. “I’d probably do it for all of the little girls who are starting wrestling right now,” said Walker. “
Walker has been wrestling on the Cavemen boys team this season along with her younger brother Joe. She thinks girls wrestling could become a really big deal at Mishawaka. In some ways it already has. There were about fifteen 5th and 6th grade girls participating in Elementary Wrestling this year. The notoriety of winning a state title would likely help move the sport forward. ” I’d like for those little girls to know that they have a chance and they can come up and be just as good.”
UPDATE: Salome Walker went 2-1 in Carmel and earned a State Runner-up finish. Walker lost in the championship to the defending champ. Ashley Jo Jo finished 3rd at State for the Cavemen.