Lauren Hall

GREENSBORO, NC – Heide Trask High School sophomore Lauren Hall is a part of a very exclusive club.

Hall recently won the Class 2A individual wrestling championship in Greensboro. She is the first ever girls wrestling champion in school history and is one of the 12 state champions in what was the first ever N.C. High School Athletic Association girls wrestling state championship.

Hall defeated Kierra Rush (Hoke County) with a 7-2 decision in the 132-pound weight class. She finished her season with a 21-2 overall record.

“It was a huge accomplishment,” Hall said. “This past weekend, the competition at the state championship tournament was high-level and pushed me physically and mentally.”

Reflecting on her path to success, Hall attributed her passion for wrestling to her early training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which ignited her love for grappling. Upon entering high school, she jumped at the opportunity to join the girls wrestling team, confident that her background in Jiu-Jitsu would serve her well.

“Placing third at the state tournament my freshman year, gave me the passion to train harder,” Hall said. “This was a huge accomplishment because I am the first female to win the [wrestling] state championship at Heide Trask and part of the first group to do it in the state of North Carolina.”

132-pound champ — Lauren Hall, Trask (won by decision, 7-2)

  • 1st Place - Lauren Hall of Trask (21-2)
  • 2nd Place - Kierra Rush of Hoke County (30-10)
  • 3rd Place - Danielle Dennis of East Davidson (34-2)
  • 4th Place - Bella Murillo of Fike (31-8)
  • 5th Place - Kennedie Snow of Havelock (36-3)
  • 6th Place - Iyanna Crawford of Purnell Swett (36-7)