Megan Black to Host Seminar at NWHOF Waterloo
WATERLOO, Iowa - Two groundbreaking females will be part of a special introduction to women's wrestling. The event will be hosted by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum on Saturday, August 11 at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Cassy Herkelman of Cedar Falls and Megan Black of Eddyville-Blakesburg will conduct a clinic inside the Dan Gable Teaching Center. Herkelman gained national attention in 2011 when she became the first female wrestler to qualify for the Iowa High School state wrestling tournament. Her first round opponent forfeited the match citing religious reasons.
Black also qualified for the 2011 state tournament, and she became the first female to place at the Iowa High School state wrestling tournament earlier this year.
"I don't know why we didn't have women's wrestling earlier," said museum namesake Dan Gable. "Wrestling has been around forever. We haven't utilized our full potential with women's wrestling in Iowa yet. This introduction to women's wrestling seminar will be a good start."
The seminar includes comments from both Herkelman and Black along with a brief wrestling demonstration. Dustin Baynes, head wrestling coach of the Waldorf College women's wrestling team, will also be in attendance.
For more information contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is located at 303 Jefferson St. in Waterloo, Iowa.