My name is Allison Read. I’m 17 and I go to Sheridan High School where I am a junior and I hold a 3.3 GPA. I actively participate in band, track, ROTC and as well as the wrestling, obviously. I’m heavily involved in many community service projects, such as The Arkansas Trash Bash and visiting the Dream Center. I also participate in my church band.
I’m currently planning to wrestle 120 this summer as well as next year. Wrestling wasn’t something I planned to dive into to deeply. It was just something for me and my best friend to do to hang out more. Little did I know that wrestling would become my greatest passion and favorite sport. One of the highlights of my 2014 season was attaining 3rd place at Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma.
Wrestling is like a sanctuary, on the mat it doesn’t who you are or where you’re from. It’s all about the drive. Wrestling means being someone who takes what they’re given and making the best of it. On and off the mat wrestling helps build who you are.
After high school I plan to enter and wrestle in the military as well as college. Wrestling has always been thought of as a boys sport, but Arkansas Girls Wrestling is striving to change those ideas.