‘A ton of hammers in here’: Augsburg’s new women’s wrestling team kicks off season

When Augsburg University’s women’ wrestling team begins its season on Saturday, it does so with a completely blank slate.

The program is the only varsity collegiate wrestling team for women in Minnesota, and it’s new this year. Saturday’s competition at Waldorf University in Iowa will be the team’s first.

Of the 10 Augsburg wrestlers, most are first-years, including Vayle-rae Baker from Pennsylvania.

“I feel like it’s my art,” Baker said of wrestling. “It’s what I love to do. I get to have my own style, I get to have my own performances when I go out and wrestle. And it’s the bonds that you make, and the connections. It’s like a family.” Listen/continue reading at www.mprnews.org

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