New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Claire Quirk takes Western Dubuque’s Mia Lindauer to her back during the first round of the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association’s state girls tournament that was held Friday and Saturday in Waverly, and although Quirk would fall in this match, she reeled off seven straight victories to finish third in her weight class.

A run for history

NH/TV wrestler becomes first Chickasaw to place at girls state meet

Before last summer, Claire Quirk had never stepped on a wrestling mat … or at least she had never wrestled on one.

Now, she’s in the history books.

The New Hampton/Turkey Valley junior became the first state placewinner in school history as she brought home a third-place medal from the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association girls state tournament.

And she did it in impressive style — dropping her first match and then reeling off seven straight wins.

For more on this story see the January 28 Tribune.

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