Girls wrestling hopes to expand to high schools across Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Minnesota/USA wrestling is bringing a new meaning to the term “You fight like a girl.” The organization hosts an all girls practice every week at Augsburg college to grow interest in the sport for girls around the state.

“There are still so many people that don’t understand that girls out there wrestle,” Chad Shilson of MN/USA Wrestling said. “We started these practices five years ago, and we had four girls. Now, we have 30 on a consistent basis and we’ve had as many as 40.” View/continue reading at www.fox9.com

USA Wrestling declares March 2-8 as Women’s Wrestling Week

USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has declared the week of March 2-8 as Women’s Wrestling Week in the United States.

This new initiative is in cooperation with the Super 8 campaign for women’s wrestling, which was created by the international wrestling federation United World Wrestling. The campaign concludes on March 8 at the Women’s World Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Helen Maroulis, a two-time World medalist for the United States, is one of the eight international ambassadors for the Super 8 program, and is a strong supporter of Women’s Wrestling Week in the United States.

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