SPOONER– Gabrielle “Gabby” Skidmore, the daughter of Bill and Shannon Skidmore of Spooner, won the Junior Women’s Freestyle National Wrestling Championship in Fargo, North Dakota.
Gabby competed July 17-18 in Fargo at USA Wrestling National Championships, where 954 women competed. She wrestles in the 122 lb. weight class. Fifty-four competitors were in her bracket.
Four of the top five ranked women in the nation wrestled in the semi-finals of her bracket. She has won All American status in all three years that she has wrestled in the Junior division, becoming only the fifth woman from Wisconsin to accomplish that.
Gabby has won seven girls state wrestling championships, four while at Spooner and three for Cumberland.
As she enters college, Gabby will be wrestling for Augsburg University this coming autumn.
It will be the first year of Augsburg’s women’s wrestling program.
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