RM’s Nadia Estrada Comes Back From Torn Meniscus and MCL to Win State Championship

by MCS Staff

Richard Montgomery High School’s Nadia Estrada won the 135 lb weight class 2022 Girls’ State Championship at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro– her 2nd state title.

She won it all at 122 lbs in 2020, one week before everything shut down due to Covid-19 restrictions and was unable to defend her championship last year due to continued restrictions.

Nadia recovered from a surgically repaired meniscus in July of 2021. She tore the MCL in the same knee in September while training, but that injury did not require surgery.

The surgeon told her that her wrestling season was done and that she’d have to wait until next year. She was cleared to train on February 1st, so she decided to make a come back attempt and trained for the entire month leading up to the tournament.

She beat Brooke Bickers out of Boonsboro High School in the finals by decision,12-7.


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