Glitter into Gold Gala, hosted by Wrestle Like A Girl foundation took placed on July 29th.
The evenings festivities were emceed by ESPN’s Jill Montgomery; marquee presenter was Dr. Amanda Stanec speaking of social mobility for female athletes in the sport of wrestling and entertainment provided by the Colorado Springs Conservatory!
Missouri had two women attending the event. Incoming freshman from Harrisonville, Nonnie Justice, and Blue Springs native, Ali Howk.
Ali, who has recently moved to Wisconsin, has been a multiple time All-American at Fargo with winning the national championship for team Wisconsin last month. Ali will also be representing the USA on the Cadet World Team.
We also learned at the Glitter into Gold Gala that Women’s Wrestling is one step closer to becoming an emerging sport at the NCAA level. Averett University, located in Danville, Virginia became the 10th NCAA school to sign on.
per the @WrstleLikeAGirl gala information, it appears women's wrestling is now one step closer to NCAA emerging sports status!
— Jason Bryant (@jasonmbryant) July 30, 2017
There are currently 30 women’s wrestling programs at the collegiate level. Women’s wrestling in Missouri is growing at a rapid rate. Team Missouri just had their best performance in Fargo history with 9 All-Americans and placing 4th as a team.