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Boyne City’s Lydia Krauss Signs with Northern Michigan University for Wrestling

BOYNE CITY – Boyne City wrestling standout Lydia Krauss will continue competing at the next level, after signing to with Northern Michigan University on Monday.

Krauss has made a name for herself as one of the best female wrestlers in the entire state, showcased by her state title in the first MHSAA state finals this past season. And she said she’s ready for the next step.

“Well, I’m definitely excited. It’s not over. I thought after my high school career it would be over when I was a freshman in high school because there wasn’t very many colleges open. But now that there is, it’s more exciting that I have the opportunity to continue, and I wouldn’t want to give it up,” said Krauss.

After becoming Boyne City’s second ever individual regional champion, Krauss dominated her way to a state title in the 155 weight class.

She went 4-0 on her way to claiming the state title over fellow nationally fifth-ranked wrestler Amarisa Manuel of Romeo, who she had lost to three times prior.

Krauss becomes the first state champion in Boyne City wrestling history and the first local female to take home the state crown. The state finals win also marked her 100th career victory.