Shadle Park’s Stewart looking to cap HS wrestling career with a state title

SPOKANE, Wash. — Only two weeks remain in Washington State high school wrestling season, and Shadle Park’s Alicia Stewart hopes the best is yet to come.

Stewart has been wrestling since she was five when her father got her involved in the sport while living in Wyoming.  After moving to Spokane a few years ago Stewart has done well on the S.P. wrestling team, placing second at state last year.

Stewart is a high level athlete and a high level student for the Highlanders, and that makes her this week’s Shining Star.

Girls wrestling is nothing new in Washington with well over one thousand competing at the high school level, but due to a lack of consistant matches against girls locally, Stewart still has her fair share of matches against boys, but she doesn’t mind.  Stewart says the biggest difference is girls use their hips to throw, while boys rely on their strength.

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