Many sports fans around the state are not aware that the sport of Wrestling involves female
athletes but our Athlete Of The Year has gone to the mat with all comers for the past four years and she has
taken the sport to new heights in the process. Kylee Bishop is a two-time state champion in the two years that
high school girls in Washington have had their own tournament. In that span she has registered an undefeated
71-0 record with 65 pins in those 71 matches. She also wrestled on the varsity boys team during the league
this season with five wins in six starts. She has been captain of her girls Wrestling team for two years
and also served as captain of both her Soccer and Fast Pitch teams at Washington. She was a first-team
All-League catcher and batted .500 during the fast pitch season and was named an All-League first-team
defender in Soccer. In wrestling her coach Jason Wiklund has said "she is one of the hardest working athletes
I have ever coached or seen. She consistently exhibits leadership and willingness to help her teammate improve.
In my opinion, Kylee deserves this award since she is the most dominant female athlete in Washington State high
school sports today." Kylee has performed well in the classroom while playing those three sports and has a 3.3
grade point average. In September she will enroll at Rutgers University with an athletic scholarship.
Congratulations to Kylee Bishop. The TAC and Columbia Bank second the motion: she truly ranks up there as Washington¹s most dominant high school female athlete.