Women's Wrestling Program To Hold Prospect Clinic On Sunday, January 13
Limestone College’s new women’s wrestling program will conduct a Prospect Clinic on Sunday, January 13, starting at 8 a.m.
The cost to attend the clinic, which is open to high school female athletes and recent graduates, is $25 per person. The clinic will include a practice session, a tour of the Limestone campus, attendance at a Limestone men’s wrestling dual meet, and a question-and answer-session with head coach Brandy Green. To sign-up or for more information, contact Green at (864) 425-4902.
Participants must bring with them proof of an athletic physical. They should also bring practice gear and shower essentials.
Limestone officials announced in April of 2018 the addition of women's wrestling as a varsity sport, with 2019-20 expected to serve as the inaugural season.
The addition of wrestling provides 13 female-sponsored sports for Limestone, not including competitive cheerleading and dance. The majority of women’s wrestling programs across the country boast an average squad size of over 30 student-athletes.
The Saints are expected to become members of the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA).
Women’s wrestling is considered one of the fastest growing sports at the scholastic and collegiate levels. Since 1994, the number of females who wrestle in high school has grown from 804 to over 11,000. Women’s wrestling has been recognized as an Olympic sport since 2004.
“My priority is to bring women wrestlers onto campus that fit the Limestone culture and are going to excel both academically and athletically,” Green said at the time of her hiring last September. “My tenacity to enable others to win is unlike most and with that passion I will help these young ladies to become successful and strong. With that success and strength, I want to help these ladies grow beyond the potential they feel they have.”
Green came to Limestone after spending the previous year as the Women's Director and Head National Team coach for South Carolina USA Wrestling. In that role, she conducted multiple camps, clinics, and practices to promote the growth of female wrestling in the state. She also served as a middle school physical education teacher at High Point Academy where she also served as the wrestling and volleyball coach.
She was instrumental in creating the first all-girls wrestling club in her last position that had over 20 athletes ranging from ages 5-18.
Prior to HPA, Green served as the assistant men's and women's wrestling coach at Lyon College in Batesville, AR. While with the Scots, Green was responsible for developing a season-long practice plan that culminated with a WCWA All-American at the end of the season.
She started her coaching career at Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS as a graduate assistant for both the men's and women's wrestling programs. She assisted in recruiting over 40 student-athletes for the team's inaugural season in which she helped lead to the team to a No. 13 ranking in the WCWA polls. While with Ottawa, she also attended the Women's Wrestling Leadership Academy.