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Sierra Starr - Federation wrestling's rising star


Tonia Copeland

Young Sierra Starr has placed in every tournament she took part in this season and was part of a historic year for Federation wrestling as it was the first year for an all girls' league in Nebraska, according to her grandmother, Penny Blackman Hobbs.

Sierra Starr recently completed her first year wrestling and she was part of a group of young ladies that made state history.

Starr and all of the ladies that wrestled at the Midwest Classic Nationals in Kearney on April 2 and April 3 were the first ever full girls' league in the state.

"It is a point in history and it is awesome!" said her grandma and guardian, Penny Blackman Hobbs.

Starr made her way to the event placing in more than 20 meets this season, most recently at the state competition in Grand Island, where she took third place in the 72-78 pound weight division.

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