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S.F. International Girl Wrestlers Got Game, Guts and 'Más Ganas'

By Alejandro Rosas, Mission Local

Last year, San Francisco International High School (SFI) competed for the first time in its first generation of girls’ wrestling with a team of three wrestlers.

Now looking toward its second season with a team of five women wrestlers, the team looks to build a competitive and successful program under the direction of Head Coach Guadalupe Lopez and Assistant Coach Nick Olsen.

“I chose wrestling, even though I couldn’t do it. I gave myself the high spirits to do it, and that’s when I gave it ‘mas ganas,’ " said wrestler Yury Cruz, using the Spanish phrase for more energy and desire.

A senior to soon to wrestle in her second season for SFI, Cruz says: “I love wrestling because I get to know other students from other schools.”

Read the complete story at Mission Local.