By: Miranda Gregis, Contributing Writer
Addison Mabrey, Centralia High School Freshman, is the first female wrestler in the Centralia school district to make it to state.
When Mabrey first found out she made it to state, she was speechless. It was a very exciting moment for her. “One of my favorite memories from districts is when I won my bubble match and my coaches fist-bumped each other. My dad and brother were waiting for me and my dad hugged me so tight and picked me off the ground,” Mabrey said.
Mabrey, daughter of Megan and Micheal Mabrey, just started wrestling this year and went 16-13 this season. While it is her first year wrestling, Mabrey already knew a few things from her brother, Payton Mabrey, who also wrestled throughout his high school career.
Although Mabrey made huge accomplishments this year, it did not come easy. “Wrestling is all about feeling the moves to know if you're doing them right. Since it is my first year wrestling, I didn't have certain moves down that could have really helped me at state, but it's okay because I'm only going to improve from here,” Mabrey said.
Mabrey is proud of her achievements in wrestling this year, but she is sad to see the season end already. Mabrey said her favorite part of wrestling is the feeling of being on the mat and the people around her.
Not only is Mabrey involved in wrestling, but she also participates in volleyball. She a part of Stuco and FBLA as well.