Hollick makes history at State wrestling


Dan Mohrmann

Despite only wrestling for two years, Hannah Hollick (12) clinched a fourth place victory at State.

Claire Kisielnicki, Editor-in-Chief

On February 17, 2022 senior Hannah Hollick became the first girl in Manitou Springs High School history to place at a state wrestling competition. 

Hollick placed fourth at the state competition and her overall season record was 17 wins and nine losses, which was the best record on the team including the boys.  

“I was predicted to get sixth, so my only goal was to get higher than that,” Hollick said. She has only been wrestling since sophomore year and this was her first year making it to state. 

“I don’t really get nervous before competitions; but before I go on the mat, I just jam out to a song in my head and dance around, Hollick said. “Before my state, match I was listening to “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore; and that really got me in the right mindset.” 

This is the second year that the girls have wrestled as a separate team. Before that the boys and girls went to the same tournaments and wrestled the same teams, but now there is a specific girls and boys team. 

“Hannah placed in every tournament she’s competed in, becoming our schools first Tri-peaks League champion, placing fourth at regionals, and then again making history by placing fourth in state,” said Paul Bonner, the boys and girls wrestling coach at MSHS. 

“Being the first in general to place is pretty cool. They put my name up in the wrestling room which is exciting,” Hollick said. 

Hollick owes a lot to her coach and team. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my team,” Hollick said. “They’ve really pushed me to be better. And you know, my coaches are pretty cool too; shoutout to them.”