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Beyond the Game update: Lyon female wrestler named all-American

Alyssa Batiste, who was interviewed in this Beyond the Game story, was honored this weekend at the national level.

The junior posted a 5-2 record to claim seventh place in the 136-lb. weight class to earn Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) all-American status.

Batiste became the fourth Lyon woman wrestler to earn the national honor. Jazmin Perez and Jesse Grubbs were named WCWA All-American in 2015 and Taylor Alva garnered the national award last season.

Lyon’s Elissa Douglass came up just one win short on Saturday, posting a 2-2 mark in the 130-lb. weight class.

“I couldn’t be prouder of these girls,” said Lyon head wrestling coach Tom Erikson. “They have worked so hard this season and for Alyssa to place seventh is a great honor. I’m proud of all the girls.”

"We're making groundbreaking movements," Batiste told KATV. "We can do as much as the guys can do, if not better."

You can watch the story here.

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