Kelsie Rush commits to wrestle for Linfield University
May 24, 2023
Kelsie Rush may not have been thinking long-term when she asked Coach Steve Thorpe in the summer of 2021 about the possibility of participating in the inaugural women's-only wrestling camp to be held in the state of Oregon, hosted by Sweet Home High School.
"Kelsie came to camp with Riley Watkins, neither of whom had ever wrestled," Thorpe recalled. "There were just a handful of girls there – 24. It was the first one."
But Thursday, May 18, it was clear that Rush has come a long way from that initial introduction to the sport, as she signed a letter of intent to wrestle for the newly es...
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