Jackie (Street) McKenna is believed to be the first woman to referee a Montana State high school wrestling tournament. She will be back on the mats at State this week as the boys and girls converge on the Metra.
A math teacher at Anaconda High School, Jackie was an outstanding athlete for Butte High School. She was a key part of Butte High’s 1984 girls’ track team. That team shared the Class AA state title with Great Falls Russell.
Jackie was named the Bulldogs girls’ basketball team’s top defensive player, and she played volleyball for Butte High. Well, she played volleyball when she wasn’t cheering on her dad’s wrestling teams.
In addition to refereeing wrestling, Jackie also officiates high school and Frontier Conference volleyball.
Listen in as Jackie talks about her athletic accomplishments and her teaching career. Listen as she talks about growing up the daughter of Barb and Jim Street and beating up her younger brothers, Randy and Jason. Listen as she talks about her passion for wrestling and officiating.