Cambridge-Isanti wrestler, Welch, bringing her talents to college

A chance to play your favorite sport at the collegiate level is a dream for many high school athletes.

That dream will come true for Cambridge-Isanti’s Makayla Welch, as she has officially signed a scholarship to wrestle at division two King University in Bristol, Tennessee.

Welch is the daughter of Mindy and Eugene Welch and has been wrestling for the Bluejackets her entire high school career. She currently wrestles at 106 pounds. After verbally committing to the Tornado’s, Welch signed her letter of intent on Feb. 5.

Being a woman in a male-dominated sport brings a different set of challenges than most athletes face; however, Welch knows her teammates have her back. Continue reading at