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Some of the latest buzz surrounding the wrestling team is the first female wrestler ever, according to Coach Justin Gardner.

“I get a lot more attention from the guys. They joke with me a lot, but they’re respectful of me being a girl,” sophomore Jordan Daw said.

You might roll your eyes at the thought of a girl being on a wrestling team. Maybe you’re thinking her performance wouldn’t compare to the boys that she would be up against. The true views and thoughts of her friends and family was quite uplifting as well.

“Everyone thinks it’s pretty cool that I wrestle.” She said.

Jordan’s motivation to join the wrestling team was for her 8th grade brother. She wanted to help her brother practice for matches for his school and somewhere along the way she joined Borah’s team.

The team’s reaction wasn’t anything like she had imagined.

“They treat me the same. They’re all nice and we get along,” she said.

She faces the same challenges as every other wrestler plus an additional few for the same reason she stands out.

“I’m just not as strong as the guys; not as efficient,” she said.

“She’s just another wrestler. We’re all here for the same reason,” senior Josue Cordero said.

Jordan plays soccer, track, and tennis and her family was concerned that she might get hurt. Their worst fear was her jeopardizing her performance for those sports as well as her love for the saxophone.

“Our mom and dad didn’t want her to join the team,” older sister, senior Juliann Daw said.

“After she watched one of our brother’s friends break his ankle during a wrestling tournament, she decided she wanted to play.”

After many long conversations, Jordan convinced her parents to allow her to play. 

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