Katie Germain of George Jenkins High School of Lakeland and Summerlin Judo and Wrestling student in Bartow recently signed her national Letter of Intent and scholarship offer with King University in Bristol, Tenn.
She will be joining the Tornadoes Women’s Wrestling team in August.
“I am very excited to be going to King University,” exclaimed Katie Germain. “King was my first choice all along. I have wanted to go to King ever since I first visited there after my freshman year.”
Ten schools pursued Germain and she followed up with her top three choices, which all gave her written offers. She eventually picked King because of the relationship she developed with head coach Jason Moorman and assistant coach Jackie Stiles.
“They are tough, but nice too. Jackie really pushed me last summer when I was getting ready for the high school freestyle nationals. It wasn’t always fun going with Jackie but she did get me ready.”
Katie went undefeated in Florida High School Girls Wrestling Competition while winning four consecutive Florida State High School Girls Wrestling Championships. Katie also won the National High School Girl’s Freestyle title last summer in Fargo, ND. She was named the Outstanding Wrestler at that tournament as well.
“Katie has been working towards this for a long time,” stated her father/coach Brian Germain.
“It all started when Katie was 5 years old and walked onto a Judo mat for the first time. She first tried wrestling in eighth grade and that’s when she began to follow more of a wrestling track.”
“What I like most about Katie is her persistence,” said Dan Moskowitz, one of Katie’s high school coaches. “She displayed a great deal of persistence and hard work throughout her high school career and I’m glad to see that it is paying off for her now.”
King University took third at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in January.