Female wrestlers are like chess players!

I was impressed with the mental toughness of these female wrestlers as they competed in a sport traditionally recognized as a male domain.  Then it dawned on me that there are so many similarities with women’s chess. Women’s wrestling is the fastest growing sport amongst females in New York City.




‘A boy lay limp on the mat while Jacque Davis straddled his back and pushed her forehead deep into the nape of his neck. “I want it to hurt as possible.” she said as she pressed harder. A group of 24 high school girls sat on the mat and studied how their coach mastered wrestling techniques. Coach Davis then flipped the boy onto his back and told the girls to partner up and get it done.

Every Sunday morning, the Columbia Women’s Wrestling Club meets at the university’s fitness center to practice tumbling, pulling, grabbing and finding weak spots on their opponent…’ Read more HERE.


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