​12-Year-Old Girl Testifies for Her Right to Be on Boys Wrestling Team

Yesterday, seventh-grader Audrianna Beattie — a straight-A student who's fighting to be allowed on her middle school's boys wrestling team — testified before a Federal judge for 40 minutes. (As a former 12-year-old, I am dumbfounded as to how she stayed on one topic for 40 minutes.) Audrianna's rural Pennsylvanian… » 11/21/13 5:30pm 11/21/13 5:30pm

Former HS Wrestler Explains Why Sex Restrictions in Sports Are Stupid

Remember that Saved by the Bell episode when Kristy Barnes wanted to try out for the wrestling team and the caricature of a misogynistic coach was all, “But you’re a lady! This is a gym not a Jane! Bake us some brownies! Mwahahahahaha, I’m terrible!”? It was one of the show’s heavier moments, and not just because… » 9/28/13 1:30pm 9/28/13 1:30pm

A Bloody and Nostalgic Look Back on the Early Days of Female Pro…

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is a documentary chronicling the alternately glamorous and brutal world behind the 1986 all-female, pro-wrestling show of the same name. The release date is still to be determined (filmmakers are raising money on Kickstarter now), but they're aiming for this year.… » 7/02/12 2:45pm 7/02/12 2:45pm

Another Fighter Politely Offers to Kick Chris Brown's Ass

Chris Brown just can't seem to stop pissing off gigantic people who want to punch him in the face. Earlier this week, the perpetually shit eating grin-wearing singer once again couldn't resist the siren's call of spazzing out at a detractor on Twitter, accusing him of having shrunken genitalia. That detractor was… » 2/22/12 6:45pm 2/22/12 6:45pm

Bolivian Female Wrestlers Brawl In Twirling Skirts

Wrestling may be "fake" — choreographed, set up, rehearsed, meant as entertainment — but when you watch these Bolivian chotlitas jumping off of the ropes and flying through the air, it's obvious there's risk — and talent — involved. Mike Powell, who was in the audience as these women fought, says that the best… » 7/11/11 6:30pm 7/11/11 6:30pm

Wrestler Randi Miller Takes Her Opponent (And Practically Her Coach) To…

Randi Miller's coach says » 8/18/08 2:20pm 8/18/08 2:20pm wrestling her is "like being stuck in a washing machine." Watch as the 24-year-old American, who won Bronze on Saturday, spin-cycles her opponent Martine Dugrenier, describes her achievements in a cute self-deprecating voice, and leaps into the arms of her coach with obvious joy. "It worked…