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Jason DeLois

Women's Director

Phone: (317)201-8700

IGW Women's Regional Training Centers

Weekday Time Club Location Contact
Mondays 7:30-9:00 pm River City Wrestling Club Temp: Battle Ground Middle School, 6100 N 50 W, West Lafayette, IN 47906 (door 15) Chad Fauber, t:765-714-9983
Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm Bloomington South Bloomington South High School, 1965 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401 Lisa Broukal, t:812-585-1665
Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm Carmel High School

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Womens Nationals 2019

 Interest has been growing steadily in women’s wrestling in Indiana over the past several years with this year being no exception.  We are making important improvements to our women’s events, opportunities, and overall outlook to allow for more young women to enter the sport.  Once we get them involved in the sport at a young age, the most important item is to keep them involved and competing in wrestling throughout high school and into college.

Our ISWA Women’s State Tournaments have both been streamlined in reducing the number of age groups and weight classes to allow for more competitive tournaments.  Team competition is an area that will continue to expand in the years to come.  Having a group of women wrestlers in a club or team will contribute to them wanting to stay involved and competing throughout high school. 

 Getting the word out for women’s wrestling and the importance of attending all of our Indiana events and national team events is an ongoing effort.  We continue to have really strong women wrestlers coming up through the age groups and our current Indiana representatives are making a name for themselves in Junior and Senior Level events, both nationally and internationally.

 We will continue to do everything we can to assist any women wrestler to reach her goal.  It is very hard work to compete with boys throughout the year, but the payoff is when you get to compete against other women at the state, national, and international levels.

Folkstyle Nationals 2019 News

Thirty Indiana Girls traveled to OKC, Oklahoma for the 2019 USAW/Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle Nationals. At the completion of the tournament,16  emerged as All-Americans. The junior dual team didn't fair so well giving up 5 weight classes due to injury, sickness, and early departure. But wrestled well considering all obstacles going 1-4. Team Indiana placed in the top 10 for team points in 4 age divisions. They are, 9U 8th place, 12U 10th place, 14U 2nd place and led the tournament at one point, 16U 8th place. 

  We have a great group of young wrestlers coming in and it shined through. Everyone gave it there all and more than half came away with the title ALL-American respectively placing 8th or higher in their weight division. Those who placed are,

9U 

        Gloria Cloud 50lbs. 4th place

        Corabella Wesley 60lbs. 4th place

12U

        Julianna Cantu 75lbs. 8th place 

        Kaylee Bunton 102lbs. 5th place

        Ella Gahl 110lbs. 2nd place

        Maddie Marsh 110lbs. 3rd place

        Elly Janovsky 127lbs. 3rd place

14U

         Heather Crull 72lbs. 1st place

         Joy Cantu 79lbs. 5th place

         Rianne Murphy 85lbs. 2nd place

         Devyn Moore 92lbs. 1st place

         Sydney DeLois 105lbs. 4th place

         Kaylie Petersen 127lbs. 1st place

16U

       Trinity Coyne 138lbs. 7th place

          Kiersten O'Neill 164lbs. 3rd place

          Riley Dempewolf 200lbs. 4th place

2018 Women's Freestyle Nationals

Team Indiana entered 14 wrestlers at the 2018 Women's Freestyle Nationals. This is more than twice the highest number we have ever entered. Seven of the 14 came home All-Americans. They are: Heather Crull Nov. 70lb. 2nd

        Rianne Murphy Nov. 80lb. 1st

        Paislee Chambers Nov. 85lb. 8th

        Ella Gahl Nov. 95lb. 1st

        Madeline Rearick Cadet 36-40Kg. 5th

        Alara Boyd Cadet 65Kg. 3rd

        Jasmine Hale Cadet 73Kg. 5th

Everyone else wrestled very good. The competition levels at this tournament was by far the best in the country with some girls having 50 plus in their bracket. Great job Team Indiana! Fargo is just around the corner. 

ISWA Women's Director Welcome Letter

  I would like to thank the ISWA for entrusting me as Director of Women’s Development. It is an honor to represent those women of our state who have chosen to wrestle, and I will use the advocacy of my office to provide them with more opportunities to hone their craft. As many of you know, Indiana and the nation has experienced a rapid growth in the number of females participating in the sport of wrestling in the past few years. Across this state, we have established a great group of young women who participate in local, national, and international competitions. These athletes are setting the pace for others to come and make a name for themselves. We must move from a paradigm that sees female inclusion in the sport as an experiment to one that recognizes the permanence and ownership of women’s wrestling. We must say loudly and often that wrestling is no longer just a boys sport; girls wrestle as well, and women’s wrestling is in fact the quickest growing sport in the nation. It is time for ideological stragglers to get on the right side of history—the time is ripe for change with the sky being the limit for women’s wrestling.

  I believe one change that we can easily and quickly make is to bring our ISWA state age and weight divisions in line with those that USA Wrestling has established for women for national competition. We will need to modify this by adding Pee Wee, which USAW does not recognize at the national level, and may need to add a few lower weight classes within each division. This change should be completed before our state tournaments are conducted. This will ensure that our girls who are competing at the state level will be more easily able to transition to regional and national competition. The USAW divisions themselves are designed as such to maximize competition while still providing for safe conditions. At the local level, the ISWA can provide tournament organizers with advice and expertise in structuring age and weight divisions that provide more opportunity for competition by combining weight classes (Madison Blocking) within 15% weight difference parameters. This should create more mat time opportunities for those girls that patronize local events. I would like to see every tournament offer a womens’ division, but I realize that there are some real impediments to this, including not only technical knowledge of trackwrestling, but also financial considerations as well. I believe that as participation steadily increases over the next few years, womens’ divisions will become the norm and we are currently in a critical educational and promotional phase of development in this regard.
 
  I will be pushing to see an equal amount of participation on the National level that requires State Association permission to participate. Indiana has an extremely talented bunch of Pee Wee-Junior level girls and this push will help us get up to speed with all the other states.  Stay tuned under the Women's Event Page for more opportunities for Women's Team IN National trips.  The 2019 season will include Heartland Duals  April 112-14th, 2019. USAW Folkstyle Natls. March 21-24th, 2019,  USAW Freestyle Nationals in Irving, TX, May 10-12th, 2019, USAW Jr Womens Duals Tulsa, OK June 18-22nd, 2019 and USAW Cadet/Jr Nationals in Fargo, ND July 11- 19th, 2019.
 
 I want you to know that I will always fight for the best interest of our Indiana girls because some of them are my own.  If you ever have any questions, concerns, or just want to become more closely involved, please don't hesitate to call, text or email. I look forward to serving now and into the future.
 
Jason DeLois
Indianagirlswrestling@gmail.co m
(317)201-8700