On Friday, May 18, Lincoln Academy Head of School David Sturdevant presented graduating senior Hannah Workman with a special achievement award in Women’s wrestling. The plaque, which will hang in the LA gym lobby, reads, “Lincoln Academy Women’s Wrestling Achievement Award, Hannah Workman, 2014-2018: In recognition of her contributions in advancing participation of women in the sport of high school wrestling in Maine and beyond.”
During her four years of high school, Workman has been a member of the LA Varsity Wrestling team, which is coed, and accumulated an impressive array of honors in the growing sport of women’s wrestling.
As a junior she earned first place New England College Open Division, second place in Women’s Folk style in the State of Maine, second place in the Gotham City International tournament (Columbia University, NY), and second place in an International tournament in New Brunswick, Canada.
During her senior year, Workman was the Maine State and New England Champion, won first place and the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the Phillips Academy tournament in Andover, MA, took second place in an International tournament in Montreal, Canada, second place in the Gotham City International tournament, which included teams from seven different countries and took place at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
Workman was invited to and attended the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado for wrestling, qualified for Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota for the last two years, and qualified for the Junior World team trials 3 years running.
After graduating from LA in June, Hannah will attend Adrian College in Michigan, where she will major in Animal Science/Biology and wrestle for their women’s wrestling program.