Onaway’s Wolgast Makes History at MWA State Championships

ONAWAY – Onaway senior Brittney Wolgast made history this past weekend.

Competing in the first-ever Michigan Wrestling Association girls state championships at Adrian College on Sunday, Feb. 3, Wolgast captured the 119-pound title. As the top seed, she won all three of her matches by pinfall.

Wolgast was one of 22 northern Michigan athletes to place in the event that featured 167 wrestlers from across the state.

“I just remember her shoulders hitting the ground, and then they called it,” Wolgast said. “It was just this amazing feeling, after I realized it was like a technical or a potentially dangerous situation. It was really cool. I never expected to have any sort of actual state tournament this year. There was supposed to be one next year, but this was actually really cool.”

Wolgast and her teammates won their second consecutive Division 4 district championship on Wednesday. The Cardinals (19-4) tied a program record for wins in a season in the process.

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