Spring Grove Students Meet Olympian Sarah Hildebrandt


Racheal Fadare, Writer

Sarah Hildebrandt, Olympic bronze medalist, visited Spring Grove Area High School this
Monday, February 14th.
Hildebrant wrestles in women’s freestyle for Team USA. She won a bronze medal in the
women’s 50 kg event in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She came here to speak with
Spring Grove’s female athletes and the wrestling team.
Sarah started her visit at 10, in the auditorium, speaking to female athletes on her
experiences from middle school all the way to the Olympics. The athletes asked her
questions about sports and life, which she gave advice about.
Hildebrant signed autographs and took pictures with the students she met. The girls on
the wrestling team then escorted her up to the IAC to begin lunch. She had
conversations with them and with the boys that joined them later.
Sarah talked of her motivations, goals, and past experiences. She even spoke of a time
where she had to receive 15 stitches for a cut under and over her eye. She spoke of her
inspirations and inspired the athletes to keep going. Her visit ended around 1.