Athletes with disabilities in it to win it

By Neel Madhavan Medill Reports Rohan Murphy lost his legs at birth and grew up thinking that he wouldn’t ever be able to play sports. However, in eighth grade his physical education teacher introduced him to wrestling and he started to become fully involved with the team in ninth grade. He later went on to […]

Top Mather High School wrestler conflicted with pull of soccer

By Jaaziah Bethea Two days a week, Mather senior Butoyi Anaclet misses wrestling practices for the sport he truly loves: soccer. It is a tough choice for Anaclet considering he is one of the state’s top wrestlers. “I love soccer so much that I will basically choose it over wrestling any day,” Anaclet said. “The […]

Women’s wrestling wins gold, gains in popularity, but still faces adversity

By EmmaKate Austin When Rio Olympian  Elena Pirozhkova was in seventh grade, her brother persuaded her to join wrestling. Not knowing what she was getting herself into, she assumed it would be something along the lines of the WWF or WWE’s Monday Night Raw. She thought she would be jumping off of ropes, tackling her […]

Women’s wrestling takes a strong stance

By Jasmine Cannon Until two decades ago, a fan could go to a wrestling match and all of the athletes shared a common trait: they were male. Now the ladies have leagues of their own. Twelve years ago, women’s wrestling became an Olympic sport. Today 28 colleges sponsor a varsity program and more than 11,000 […]

Women Wrestlers Aim for Olympic Stage

Victoria Anthony

By Carlos D. Williamson Most women simply aren’t encouraged to participate in male-dominated sports. Even the few who do won’t get the opportunity to represent their country in the Olympics. But Victoria Anthony may be the exception. The 24-year-old freestyle wrestler said she’s been competing for 10 years and has had her mind set on […]

Women wrestlers defy stereotypes on and off the mat

By Grant Miller Katherine Fulp-Allen has a hard time convincing people that she’s an Olympic wrestler. At 5 feet 6 inches  and 117 pounds, she blended into a group of people in front of the wrestling mat until the announcer called her name as the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. She then stepped out in her […]

2 Olympic hopefuls wrestle with life after the mat

By Adam Rossow Wrestlers Austin Trotman and Deron Winn had been here before. But this time was different. Friday’s 86kg title match at the 18th annual Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Tournament in Colorado Springs was the first and likely the last time the two veteran wrestlers would tangle. Trotman is 27 years old and […]