OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Michigan girls wrestling won its first ever national championship in the dual tournament at the USA Wrestling girls folkstyle national championship in Oklahoma City.
Michigan beat California’s B team 43-18 in the final to claim the title.
The team was propelled into the finals by two huge pins en route to a semifinal victory over California’s A team.
Sam Cushard got a first period pin in after bumping up to 198, while Holly Bailor added another pin at 97 pounds helping the Michigan girls win 30-28.
The Michigan girls also beat Texas 39-21 and a draw team 45-17.
Michigan finished with five national champions and 23 all-Americans in the tournament that ran March 27-29 on the campus of Oklahoma City University.
It was the first time Michigan won a national title in girls folkstyle wrestling.
Dominic Adams is a journalist and wrestling coach based in Fenton, Mich. He can be reached via email here.