In 1988, Sarah Tolin broke through the gender barriers of high school athletics by challenging a Wyoming High School Activities Association rule that prohibited mixed gender teams. After a 2 year fight with the WHSAA, girls were allowed to participate in football and wrestling. Sarah went on to wrestle through high school and attended Casper College but transferred to Neosha Community College to continue her wrestling career. Sarah continued to develop her wrestling skills and was known nationally and internationally for her abilities. Sarah died in March of 2005 and her family turned a sport she loved to celebrate her life.
The 8th Annual Sarah Tolin Memorial Wrestling tournament, presented by the Windy City Wrestlers, comes our way April 20th and 21st at Kelly Walsh High School. This tournament is open to all greco-roman and freestyle wrestlers starting with the peewees up to and including high school grapplers. This tournament is sanctioned by USA Wrestling and Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association and a current USA Wrestling card will be required. For more information contact Kevin Dillon (307) 267-0274 or Vickie Tolin (307) 258-7569. You can also find more information and a registration form HERE.
Here is some action from a couple of years ago.