Regan Rosseter Prepares for the First-Ever All-Girls State Tournament


Bob Mulligan

Rosseter after a sweep of the Crete Invite on Jan. 8.

Freshman Regan Rosseter moves forward with her goals as she prepares for the all-girls wrestling state tournament after a busy weekend. She has been determined since she first stepped on the mat earlier this year to place first and become the first woman to be a wrestling champion for Westside. Head junior varsity coach Bob Mulligan expressed that he is excited to see Regan achieve her goals as she has already reached multiple goals this year. 

“The ultimate goal is for her to be a state champion but also my goal is really for her to do her very best,” he said. “The fact that she will be the first girl from our school to compete in the girls state tournament so no matter what she accomplishes it will be great.”

With wrestling the main aspect isn’t just strength and knowing how to pin your opponents, there are a lot of mental blockages that come with the sport as well. With both a first-place finish in a junior varsity invite on Friday, Jan. 22 and a second-place finish in her last girls invite on Saturday, Mulligan feels she’ll need some rest headed into the tournament

“We will take next week and get her relaxed and body healed up and ready to go,” Mulligan said. “We’ve taken some time to work on the mental aspect of wrestling and tools to help her get mentally focused.”

Regan has come very far in her wrestling journey as just a freshman. No matter the outcome at state she will be put down in the books as being the first girl from Westside to compete in the girls state wrestling tournament and has only lost one match in those events. After losing to the second-ranked girl in the state in the Weeping Water finals, Rosseter will be practicing hard every day to make sure she is prepared for the biggest tournament she’ll see this season.

“I am just going to practice every day knowing that I have state coming up and that I need to grind and work hard for the state title,” Rosseter said. “I know that I can win and that I just need to keep going to practice and grinding every day like I would if I had a national tournament coming up.”

Rosseter’s blood, sweat, and tears have been put onto the mat for her to be prepared and ready to compete at state. Not only will her strength be on her side but her confidence has been something that has shown all season. Winning state has been Regan’s ultimate goal since day one. She has put her all into the season to develop the mindset of knowing that she can win at state. 

“Winning that state title would mean so much to me being the first-ever girl to win a state title for Westside,” Rosseter said. “It would mean that I have worked hard for it and show how much work and dedication I have put into this sport over the 10 years.”

Regan will finish off her girls season this next weekend as she will compete in the Nebraska Girls Wrestling State Tournament on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 in York and then will continue alongside her peers in the NSAA district matchups on Feb. 14.