College Signing

Douglas signs with Warriors to continue wrestling career


LINDEN — North Montgomery’s Chloe Douglas is continuing the trend of female wrestlers who go on to wrestle in college for the Chargers. Monday Douglas signed with Indiana Tech to continue her wrestling career. She joins both Catie and Cailin Campbell (Grandview University), and Marisa Moffit (also at Indiana Tech) who have went on to wrestle collegiately.

Douglas ended this past season just missing out on qualifying for the state finals, but has been a staple of the girls wrestling program for the Chargers the last few seasons.

“I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to build here at North with such a stable team for so many years now,” Douglas said. “We had almost 14 girls this year and the word has gotten out about what we’re doing. We’re all just one giant family and I’m grateful that I’ve got to spend these last few years with a great group of girls.”

The decision for Douglas to continue her wrestling career with the Warriors was a fairly easy one. She joined on with the Chargers her sophomore season and from then on the rest is history as she fell in love with the sport.

“Girls wrestling has been arguably the biggest part of my life for these past three years,” she said. “I love going to practice everyday and the bonds and memories that I get make. The people that I’ve gotten to be friends with like the Campbell twins, Marisa, Hailey (Kunz), I’ve seen their passion for it and it made me have the same passion. Indiana Tech I feel like is a great fit for me. Of course Marisa goes there and wrestles and they also have a full girls team which is another plus.”

Charger coach Lincoln Kyle added on how it’s always an exciting time for the program when one his wrestlers signs to continue their career but with the attention that girls wrestling has drawn the last few seasons even to now becoming an official IHSAA Sport, it makes the day a little extra rewarding.

“Chloe deserves this because she’s going into a great opportunity at Indiana Tech,” Kyle said. “I’m excited to see how she’s able to continue to grow as a wrestler and I know that Indiana Tech is a getting a good one. What we’ve been able to accomplish the last few years with having four girls go on to wrestle is special. All the credit goes to them because they’ve put in the work to be able to have these opportunities. They are getting what they’ve earned and for North Montgomery to be able to produce collegiate wrestlers like this is an exciting time for our program.”

Douglas concluded with adding on about the sport that she’s held near and dear to her heart finally being able to be recognized as an official high school sport.

“When I really think about it, it’s cool that I’ve got to be able to contribute to something as big as that,” Douglas said. “I love that what the sport was doing and continues to do hasn’t gone unnoticed. I know that people look at Hailey and recognize her from going to tournaments and what not. This just isn’t a guys sport and we’ve done a really good job at proving that.”

It’s a safe assumption that with wrestlers like Kunz coming back for her senior season, North might have another wrestler or two sign to wrestle in college. Douglas and the three others have certainly set the standard for the Charger girls wrestling program.