How She Found Confidence In Wrestling-Aniah’s Story

All of the other wrestlers looked so much stronger and experienced than I was. My mindset was “just don’t get pinned”. I didn’t even allow myself the chance to think I had a possibility at winning. My matches came up and although I lost all of them that day(besides a forfeit with one of my opponents not showing up). I walked off the mats with the biggest smile on my face. I had my first real taste of the sport and I couldn’t wait to go again, to try something different, and to get better.

The Dark Side of Girls Wrestling

On our very first tournament, we were coached by two of our friends on the boy’s JV team. It felt like we weren’t important enough to even have a coach in our corner. The next week we were asked to clean the boy’s mats because the “girls had to do it.” I had no problem doing so, but it felt wrong. We couldn’t even have a practice without being looked at disgustingly and we had to help clean. I wanted to quit so bad because I didn’t feel welcomed. Just fighting to be on the team, was mentally and emotionally draining.

How to Survive Wrestling Practice on Your Period

How to Survive Wrestling Practice on Your Period By Katie Cantrell  A lot of girl wrestlers struggle with their period, especially when competing or in practice. Here are some tips to survive shark week when wrestling! Bring Multiple Pads/Tampons!!! If you’re not comfortable wearing a tampon, try an overnight thick pad! I know your singlet …

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How To Get Better at Wrestling At Home (Covid-19)

However, it’s not the time to despair. Opportunities will come, and it is up to us to make sure we are prepared for it. As someone who has not been to real wrestling practice or a match in 10 months, I like to share some strategies that keep me mentally motivated and in shape for wrestling.
Keep up the routine
Strength training
Interval training
Stretch
Grip Training
Mindset- Stay Sane
Watch some wrestling videos (or your old videos)
Drill Wrestling move
Get Creative

The Ups and Downs of Wrestling | Zoey’s Story

My father took me to compete in tournaments very often as a little kid. Usually I would beat all the boys and stand on top of the podium. Winning made me proud and I always smiled with my CrAzY socks on.

Soon after that I was on my small high school’s wrestling team. Being a wrestler in a school that’s all about basketball wasn’t easy. The team got smaller and smaller. Some days I would walk into the practice room and have to wrestle someone many weight classes above me. That’s all we had.