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 10th Annual Sarah Tolin Memorial Invitational Folkstyle Wrestling tournament comes our way March 16th at Kelly Walsh High School. This tournament is open to all  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 a look at Sarah wrestling a number of years ago.