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Grace Stem named region’s wrestler of the month

Lock Haven standout Grace Stem has been named the NWCA Region 1 Women’s Wrestler of the month for November.



LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven women’s wrestling standout Grace Stem (Snow Shoe, Pa./Bald Eagle) has been named the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Region 1 Women’s Wrestler of the Month for November 2023.


The nationally-ranked Bald Eagles have started the season strong and Stem, a sophomore ranked third in the nation at 143, is a big reason why.  She is 8-2 on the season, to date, and Stem is coming off a top-10 victory. All eight of Stem’s wins this season are by way of tech fall.


Most recently (Nov. 30), Stem helped power the Bald Eagles to a 35-12 dual-win over No. 22 Elmira. Stem rolled by No. 10 Zoey Lints with a tech fall (10-0) in just 2:52.


At the Adrian College Invitational on Nov. 12, Stem went a perfect 5-0 and claimed top honors. All five of her wins came by way of tech fall as she put on a clinic vs. a talented field.


Stem and the Bald Eagles opened the 2023-24 season at the Princeton Open on Nov. 5. Stem was 2-2 with two tech falls and she placed fourth overall.


Region Wrestlers of the Month – November 2023:

Region 1 – Grace Stem – Lock Haven

Region 2– Claire DiCugno – King

Region 3 – Julianna Alejandro – Tiffin

Region 4 – Kendra Ryan – North Central

Region 5 – Brianna Gonzalez – Iowa

Region 6 – Julia Richey – Simon Fraser


All six region winners are now nominated for national wrestler of the month which will come out next week.


Stem and Lock Haven will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart where the Bald Eagles will take on host Scared Heart, New England College and Delaware Valley at the Sacred Heart Quad.


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