Category Archives: female wrestling

USA Olympic Wrestling Trials 2021 Brings Triumph and the Next Generation

Photo courtesy Tony Rotundo

As the Olympics were delayed a year, so many stories have changed in the women’s divisions of freestyle wrestling.

Saturday night, six women punched their ticket to the Tokyo Games and will wrestle from August 1-7 to hopefully become Gold medalists.

Two familiar faces will be returning to the Olympics: 53 kg Gold Medalist in the 2016 Games Helen Maroulis (who qualified a weight up at 57 kg) and Adeline Gray at 76 kg, who looks for her first medal. Joining them are Sarah Hildebrandt (50kg), Jacarra Winchester (53 kg), Kayla Miracle (62 kg), and Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg).

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#HowShewrestles campaign kicks off watch the videos and get inspired

The #HowSheWrestles Campaign kicked off Sunday as many female wrestlers showed how they have overcome adversity from loss, to discrimination, and learning to believe in themselves.

The day kicked off with a panel discussion hosted by Anna Lee-Marie, a pioneering journalist in the wrestling world.

You can watch the hour long sessions here.

This was soon followed by wrestlers on social media telling their own stories. We have most of them below, but you can check out the hashtag #HowSheWrestles on socila media to find more.

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Video: Wrestler Katherine Shai Talks #HowSheWrestles and Lack of Media in Women’s Wrestling

With lack of coverage and spotlight, women’s wrestling has decided to fight back.

#HowSheWrestles is a campaign to gain these athletes a platform. The campaign started after several wrestlers recognized FloWrestling was not giving them coverage in either video form or written.

We talked to Katherine Shai about the struggles for recognition, her advice to heklp fix the problem, and and her project to show athletes daily lives during Covid-19.

Carmouche and McMann Among Quintet Participants; All Female Card Announced for April

Grappling promotion Quintet is pulling out all the stops for its first all female card.

Teams were announced for the historic event, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan April 7th. Four teams will battle for the first women’s championship. The matches will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Continue reading Carmouche and McMann Among Quintet Participants; All Female Card Announced for April

“Girls, Grappling, and Grit” Accepted to Artemis Film Festival; Premiere Set for April

Wombat Sports, in conjunction with Flairdog Productions, is proud to announce “Girls, Grappling, and Grit” will have its world premiere at the Artemis Film Festival April 28th at 12:40 p.m. at the Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd Street in Santa Monica, California. Continue reading “Girls, Grappling, and Grit” Accepted to Artemis Film Festival; Premiere Set for April

Future Stars: Autumn Gordon

It is becoming more and more common that girls are coming from the BJJ realm to wrestling and finding success.

In only a few years, Autumn Gordon has become one of the top girls in wrestling, having taken home the 2017 Junior Folkstyle National championship and became a qualifier for the US Senior World Team Trials. Not to mention she has been invited to train at the  U.S. Olympic Training Center. This after she won a IBJJF title.

The teenager signed to the University of the Cumberlands wrestling team and a possible run at the 2020 Olympics isn’t out of the question. Continue reading Future Stars: Autumn Gordon

Furture Stars: Video Interview with Courtney Cardoza

It has been over a decade and Courtney Cardoza can call herself a combat sports vet.

Having done Brazilian jujitsu and pankration in the past, she has become a champion on the wrestling mats in regional competitions and will finally represent her school as Arizona will have a scholastic women’s wrestling tournament this coming school year. Continue reading Furture Stars: Video Interview with Courtney Cardoza

Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title

It was a night of firsts and finals Saturday at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships.

Campbellsville University takes home its first team title, with an exciting finish in the final match of the tournament. Kayla Miracle’s pin over Desiree Zavala of Gray Harbor College in the 136 final sealed the victory. They beat Simon Fraser University, who was leading after Friday’s session, by only 5 points. Continue reading Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title

WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1

We are live in Oklahoma City as collegiate teams from across the US and Canada look to crown female wrestling champions.

10 weight divisions were represented with 626 overall wrestlers participating.  The four time team champions King University looked for their fifth straight title, but had stumbled in day 1 to landing in sixth place, 75 points the surprising leader in Canada’s Simon Fraiser. The favorite coming into the tournament, Campbellsville, is in  second place just 12.5 points behind.

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Photo Gallery: Finals of Dave Schultz 2017

It was an exciting women’s championship final of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament with 6 Americans taking the top spots.

The highlight was  Kayla Miracle getting the only pin of the finals, earning her “Outstandlung Wrestler” for the women’s divisions.

2016 Olympic team member Adeline Gray made a triumphant return to the mat in the last match of the night, getting the points win over fellow Olympic teammate Tamayra Mensah. Continue reading Photo Gallery: Finals of Dave Schultz 2017