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Girls wrestling camp participants triple in its second year


July 20, 2022

Scott Swanson

Linfield University Coach Alyssa Lampe demonstrates a takedown move on Sweet Home's Kami Hart (in black shirt) during the wrestling camp.

Seventy-plus girls, ages junior high through high school, jogged around the floor of the Main Gym Monday evening, July 11, during the second annual Women's Santiam Wrestling Camp hosted by Sweet Home High School.

That number was triple the turnout for the inaugural camp, held last summer, and Sweet Home Coach Steve Thorpe and Mike Simons of Thurston, the camp directors, said it is a reflection of what's happening in the sport.

"I knew it would grow, but not – I mean this is almost triple how much we had last year and I'd be shocked if we didn't maybe double or triple again next year," s...

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