Skylar Little Soldier makes Hastings wrestling history

Hastings wrestling has a rich history, but it had been lacking until the end of December when seventh-grader Skyler Little Soldier became the first Hastings female wrestler to record a varsity takedown, pin and win in the history of the program.

Little Soldier wrestled at the Bi-State Classic Dec. 28-29 in the 113-pound weight class and went 1-2 in the tournament. All three of the records she set came in her second match against Gabe Weiks of Athens when she got a takedown and then pinned Weiks 44 seconds into the third period.

Little Soldier did not find out she had made history until after the fact.

“Coach Vaith told me after my match,” she said. “He told me after the match ‘you’re the first girl in Hastings to ever win a varsity match’ and I was like ‘oh my god really?’ I did not see that coming, I thought there were more girls at least.” Continue reading at