MISSOULA — The highest-placing female high school wrestler in Montana's history will don a new singlet this season.
After spending two seasons competing for Kalispell Flathead, Tilynne Vasquez has transferred across town to Glacier High School to compete for the Wolfpack, head wrestling coach Ross Dankers told 406mtsports.com on Wednesday.
"She's a great person individually, she loves the sport of wrestling, she works hard and it's been a pleasure to have her in the room with our team," Dankers, who is in his sixth year as head coach, said. "With her experience internationally and nationally, she brings a level of intensity that is required to be successful as well as a positive attitude."
Vasquez has already carved out a name synonymous with success at the prep wrestling level in Montana. She placed sixth as a freshman for Flathead at the 103-pound level to become the first female to place at the Class AA level and only second ever to earn a top-six placement in the state's history. Then, as a sophomore, she became the state's highest-placing female prep wrestler when she finished fourth at 103 last February. Flathead won the team title both of those seasons.
Heading into her sophomore year in 2017, Vasquez won gold at the Cadet Pan American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Earlier this summer, she finished third at the Fargo national championships.
Vasquez's older brother, Trae, is currently a freshman on Cal Poly's wrestling team.