Monday, February 26, 2024

Trinity’s Isabel Iacano makes history

Trinity’s Isabel Iacano made history on Sunday by becoming the first Trojan female wrestler to place at a wrestling tournament.

Iacano went 4-1 at the Brush girls’ tournament to finish as the runner-up at 140 pounds.

“I’m extremely excited to be the first girl at Trinity to place at a tournament,” Iacano said. “I’m extremely happy and satisfied with what I did today.”

As a first-year wrestler, Iacano joined the team to help her condition and prepare for the spring track season.

“I had gotten involved in this sport to honestly stay in shape for track,” she said. “I felt like it will keep me in check to strive for that but now I’m happy to do it just in general.”

Iacano recorded three pins on the day and her only loss was to a returning state runner-up from last season.

“I’m extremely happy and satisfied with what I did today,” she said. “I might not have won every match today, but it’s just going to help me succeed for the next and help me achieve the goals I have for this year. I don’t look at my loss as a loss, I’m looking at it as something I have to strive to (in order to) get as good as her or even better and maybe beat her next time if I do end up wrestling her again.”

With one tournament—and a runner-up finish under her belt—Iacano is more confident than ever and looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Since I’ve accomplished this achievement so early in the season, I feel like it will help me strive to become a better wrestler throughout this season,” she said. “I feel like I will most definitely have a major confidence booster because of what I did today. This helps with my confidence by me knowing what I can accomplish, and I’m going to want to do that every match following.”

 

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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