Destiny Miles made Dallas ISD athletics history when she won her second state championship title in February.
The recent Kimball High School graduate is the first DISD athlete of any gender to win back-to-back state championships in wrestling.
She has a scholarship to Schreiner University in Kerrville, where she plans to major in criminal justice, and you’ll be seeing more of her in the July issue of The Advocate. She was chosen as one of our 2020 Fierce Females.
Coach Devan Forston recruited Miles to wrestling after seeing her performance running track as an eighth-grader at T.W. Browne Middle School.
Forston started the girls wrestling team at Kimball 20 years ago, and he’s taken female athletes to the state champions ever year since. He says Miles is one of the most naturally gifted athletes he’s coached in wrestling, and she has the mental toughness that it requires.
“She listens,” Forston says. “It’s not about physique or being stronger. And it’s not just about wrestling. If you have a person who will listen and be dedicated and love it, they could go anywhere or do anything.”