The Ballard High School wrestling team has reason to celebrate: high school senior Kayla Rogers just became the first female to place at state in the school’s wrestling history.
Kayla took 4th place at the Washington state wrestling competition over the weekend. On top of her history-making win, she’s also the first Ballard wrestler to place at state since MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett in the mid-90s, according to BHS wrestling coach Jared Daniels.
Ballard's first female state placer/medalist: KAYLA ROGERS. So proud of the day, season and career you put together. Awesome job little monster! pic.twitter.com/uIsYrKMFXl
— Ballard Beavers Wrestling (@BrawlinBeavers) February 17, 2019