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(ABC7 San Francisco)   NC girl becomes first state champion in wrestling   (abc7news.com) divider line
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2021-03-03 8:55:57 PM  
At least she wasn't dancing with the boys!
 
2021-03-03 8:56:30 PM  
I just wrestled open a bag of M&Ms.  If I'm being honest, I kind of dominated it
/ Christ, I'm fat
//and out of shape
 
2021-03-03 9:02:34 PM  
Cool! Good for her. I wish more sports were not separated by gender.
 
2021-03-03 9:12:19 PM  
Fitch beat Luke Wilson of Robbinsville for the championship in the 106-pound weight class.


Tough girl, but I thought Wilson was out of her weight class:

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2021-03-03 9:20:37 PM  

Badmoodman: Fitch beat Luke Wilson of Robbinsville for the championship in the 106-pound weight class.


Tough girl, but I thought Wilson was out of her weight class:

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Not sure.
 
2021-03-03 9:35:06 PM  
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2021-03-03 10:27:12 PM  
Was she fighting in a basement?
 
2021-03-04 1:03:38 AM  

Bob Falfa: Cool! Good for her. I wish more sports were not separated by gender.


In one of my schools I used to teach at in Phoenix, we had a girl on the football team. It was flag football, but she was fast. I always rooted extra hard for her. I directed the pep band (5th-8th grade) and we sat on the sidelines. We had our own melody for her when she made a touchdown.

My boss (principal) was the best. She was the one who OK'd the permission for her to join the football team, without reservation or trepidation.
 
2021-03-04 7:28:50 AM  
She did it last year.  WWE Network has a documentary about her premiering on Sunday.
 
2021-03-04 7:57:08 AM  
"I so pity the dude that pressures her into prom sex".   -  W. Wilson
 
2021-03-04 8:17:41 AM  
If i was a teenage boy wrestling a girl and she had her way with me, I suspect that would lead to a lifelong fetish.

/dated strong women over the years
//love "wrestling" with them
 
2021-03-04 8:27:25 AM  
Sad!  Somewhere, Rowdy Roddy Piper is crying!
 
2021-03-04 8:56:04 AM  

Bob Falfa: Cool! Good for her. I wish more sports were not separated by gender.


It kinda only works at the lower weight classes.  Huge dudes vs. huge women the differences in upper body strength are going to get ugly pretty fast for any serious contact sports (well at least ones where upper body strength is a big factor.)  There would be a few women that could do it and win, but you'd have to be one hell of a top .01 percent outlier to compete at par with a seriously buff and skilled large dude.

/assuming equal skill levels etc. - a more skilled woman would wipe the floor with a less skilled big dude barring dumb luck
//truly upper body focused things like boxing it'd be even worse - once again emphasis equal skill level
///things like rings gymnastics with shiat like the iron cross are another one - the base musculature just isn't the same and it's hell to pay to try it as a woman.  On silks?  Yeah sure.  Rings?  Haven't seen anyone manage it
 
2021-03-04 9:02:08 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Things like rings gymnastics with shiat like the iron cross are another one - the base musculature just isn't the same and it's hell to pay to try it as a woman.  On silks?  Yeah sure.  Rings?  Haven't seen anyone manage it


That needs clarifying - I'm talking the high end holy shiat rings stuff - not the basics.
 
2021-03-04 10:08:02 AM  
Not to take away from her achievement but 106 lb weight class?  Obviously I don't know wrestling but that seems super light for a guy, is that the lightest class?

Was skinny in HS and still weighed 165 lbs.
 
2021-03-04 11:59:43 AM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Not to take away from her achievement but 106 lb weight class?  Obviously I don't know wrestling but that seems super light for a guy, is that the lightest class?

Was skinny in HS and still weighed 165 lbs.


I weighed 106 in, like, ninth grade.  And then as an adult, I was around 125-130 for awhile.  It was only in my late 30s that I got to 165.
 
2021-03-04 12:19:03 PM  

Cardinal Ximenez: Not to take away from her achievement but 106 lb weight class?  Obviously I don't know wrestling but that seems super light for a guy, is that the lightest class?

Was skinny in HS and still weighed 165 lbs.


Depends on the states sanctioning body. When I wrestled in high school back in the 90's we had 103 as the lowest, so 106 may be their lowest or near the bottom.
 
2021-03-04 12:29:03 PM  

SolderGlob: Cardinal Ximenez: Not to take away from her achievement but 106 lb weight class?  Obviously I don't know wrestling but that seems super light for a guy, is that the lightest class?

Was skinny in HS and still weighed 165 lbs.

Depends on the states sanctioning body. When I wrestled in high school back in the 90's we had 103 as the lowest, so 106 may be their lowest or near the bottom.


I believe 103 was the lowest in Ohio in the late 80's, as well.
 
2021-03-04 12:30:35 PM  
My son wrestled for a while and there were a few girls in his youth wrestling club. They may not have been as strong as the boys, but they were more flexible and paid more attention to technique over raw strength.

IA and NE both have sanctioned HS girls wrestling programs with their own state tournaments now.
 
2021-03-04 4:54:44 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Bob Falfa: Cool! Good for her. I wish more sports were not separated by gender.

It kinda only works at the lower weight classes.  Huge dudes vs. huge women the differences in upper body strength are going to get ugly pretty fast for any serious contact sports (well at least ones where upper body strength is a big factor.)  There would be a few women that could do it and win, but you'd have to be one hell of a top .01 percent outlier to compete at par with a seriously buff and skilled large dude.

/assuming equal skill levels etc. - a more skilled woman would wipe the floor with a less skilled big dude barring dumb luck
//truly upper body focused things like boxing it'd be even worse - once again emphasis equal skill level
///things like rings gymnastics with shiat like the iron cross are another one - the base musculature just isn't the same and it's hell to pay to try it as a woman.  On silks?  Yeah sure.  Rings?  Haven't seen anyone manage it


Truth. At lower weight classes Skill by far outweighs gender. You get to 160+ it's a different story. I think an exceptionally skilled woman could "maybe" compete in the middle classes, it would be tough though. It has nothing to do with men vs. women. We are just built differently. That's not good or bad, it's just biology.
Also depends on the sport.
If she was 200lbs facing off against a 200lbs man? That would be a rough hill to climb. Maybe not insurmountable but HARD
/Upper body strength is evolution
//Not good or bad. it just is.
///Good for her! State Champ is something to be VERY proud of!
 
2021-03-05 2:21:16 AM  
"Come quick, Sam's getting his ass kicked by a girl!"
 
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