Marina Doi Gets The Inaugural Tricia Saunders Award

Tricia Saunders, a true pioneer in women’s wrestling, has been honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and museum by naming an award for her. And the recipient of the inaugural  Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award is no other than California’s own Marina Doi. Marina is a 4.0 senior currently at Kingsburg High School who will be attending King University in the fall. She is a two-time CIF state champion and a three-time FILA Cadet World medalist. Marina will recieve her award at the Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okalahoma during Honors Weekend (June 20-21).

Congratulation Marina and … Read more

Spending Too Much on Sports?

the-wall-street-journalIf you’re visiting this site it’s because you care about learning more about your girl’s sport. And, I know I’m taking the risk of assuming too much by saying, you probably put in a bit more time and money than the average high school wrestler’s parent. But even with all that practice, clinics and equipment your athlete and you have invested in,  have you ever walked away from a wrestling tournament wondering if you’re doing enough for her?

Though it’s easy to doubt if enough money is being put in to give our wrestlers the competitive edge over their opponents, … Read more

Lyon College Recruits a SoCal Wrestler

Lyon CollegeLyon College has been very busy recruiting in Texas but the staff has reached out to California. The head coach even set up an information table at this year’s CIF Championships and he has managed to pick up a few girls from the state, though most of them from up north. Today, we are very happy to say that a SoCal girl has signed her letter of intent to attend Lyon College; congratulations:

  • Jazmin Perez, Northview HS – Covina
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Bring Back Our Girls

bring_back_our_girlsI will always be reluctant to stray away from topics that deal with female wrestling, doing so always introduces the danger of losing the focus of both the audience and myself. But there will always be issues that give reason for exceptions, this is one of those issues. Our daughters are fortunate enough to have been born in a country and to families that believe they can do whatever they set their minds to, even wrestling. They do come across detractors and opponents but they are able to pursue their dreams with the peace of mind that they can pursue … Read more

6 Medal for The US at The Pan American Cadet Championships

CadetPanAmLogoYesterday, at Recife, Brazil, the women of the US Cadet Freestyle team did us proud with 6 medals; 4 gold and 2 bronze. Among the medalists is California’s own Gabby Garcia who brings home a bronze in the 52 kg weight class. For more details makes sure to read USA Wrestling’s post.

Here’s the list of the medalists:

  • 40 kg Hailey Cox of UT – Gold
  • 49 kg Jenifer Juarez of NY – Gold
  • 52 kg Gabby Garcia of CA – Bronze
  • 56 kg Maya Nelson of CO – Gold
  • 60 kg Arian Carpio of WA – Bronze
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