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Two wrestling champions join Sem's new girls wrestling program
Posted 05/04/2017 12:30PM

Wyoming Seminary Director of Athletics Karen Klassner has announced that two female championship wrestlers have enrolled at Sem and will train under two-time Olympic wrestling coach Erin Tomeo Vandiver who will lead the groundbreaking girls wrestling program this fall.

Tiffani McNelis (pictured, left) of Stewartston, Pa., is a Folkstyle National wrestling champion, a USA Wrestling Freestyle Champion All-American, an eight-time Pa. state champion, and a three-time Md. state champion. She placed first in the 2016 International Schoolgirl Division in Canada, the Ferrum College Girls Invitational, and also in the Pennsylvania State Championship. McNelis will join Sem in the fall as a freshman.

Sophie Smith (pictured, right) of Bismarck, North Dakota, is a three-time Wisconsin youth state champion, a two-time Girls Folkstyle National finalist, a three-time Iowa Girls Female Elite Wrestling state champion, a Rumble on the Red boys division champion, an undefeated Lady Lincoln Dual-team champion, a North Dakota Girls state champion, and a Class A North Dakota varsity letter winner. Smith will join Sem in the fall as a sophomore.

Wyoming Seminary is the only high school in the country to feature a girls wrestling program headed by an Olympic-level coach. For more information about the program, please call Sem's Admissions Office at 570-270-2160.

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