Ailee Briggs on the winner’s podium at the Lady Waves wrestling tournament. CONTRIBUTED

Ailee Briggs
Freshman, Key West

“Even at such a young age, Ailee is a leader in the wrestling room because of the constant hard work she displays. She is very focused on having success at a high level.” – Key West wrestling coach Chaz Jimenez.

Ailee Briggs has only been a member of the Conchs wrestling team for a few weeks, yet she is already turning heads all across Florida. The freshman grappler recently went 3-0 at the Lady Waves Tournament hosted by Fort Myers High School on Jan. 21, winning the 142-pound title. She also claimed top honors in her division at the Rumble at the Ridge hosted by Seminole Ridge High School earlier this month. Briggs leads by example, putting in the work and paying attention to details, earning her the praise of her head coach.