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Lee Taking Care Of Business On The Mats

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Trisha Lee remembers the result of her first wrestling match pretty well.

"If I recall that he may have cried after it," Lee said.

The Midland Trail sophomore has crossed a lot of to-do list. She'll have the chance for one more this week.

"Place at state which is a pretty big goal. It's going to be tough to beat because there are a lot of good wrestlers. But everybody gets caught," she said.

On Thursday, Trisha, along with five other Patriots, heads up to Huntington for the state meet. Head Coach Charlie Pritt remembers his first conversation about Lee joining the team.

"Last year, Trish was a freshman and she said that she wanted to wrestle. I thought she was just playing around but the first day of practice she showed up," he said.

The motivation to wrestle comes from her brother, who also was a state wrestler at Trail. Now, Pritt says her appearance may be an advantage.

"Because they'll come out and start smiling and she'll just go after them kind of like a crazy lady or something," Pritt said.

It may be impolite to ask, in the 113-pound weight class, her 19-16 record has her preparing to overcome some stronger opponents.

"One of my biggest challenges is guys being so much stronger than me, but I have them beat in flexibility," Lee said.

There's also one other issue on she has.

"I have to wear a cap and a lot of times it's coming off. My hair is always in my face. I'm going to be bald by the end of my senior year," she said.