LOUDOUN GIRLS WRESTLING offers girls opportunities
to practice and compete with other females.
THIS PROGRAM WILL RESUME IN THE FALL OF 2023
LGW's lead coach is Aubrey Burkett-Erice, a leader in the girls' wrestling movement in Virginia. She is also an assistant wrestling coach at Riverside High School. In addition to Coach Aubrey, female high school wrestlers helped the younger girls in practices.
Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing girls sports in America. Organizations like Wrestling Like a Girl and a nationwide movement to sanction girls wrestling at the high school level have caused numbers to explode. In addition, a growing number of colleges and universities have added womens teams, and Team USA is one of the best in the world. Helen Mourelis (from Rockville, MD) was the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics in 2016, and Tamara Mensah-Stock became the first African-American woman to capture Gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
Wrestling develops self-confidence, strength, conditioning and toughness (physical and mental). It's a unique sport that truly changes lives. It's not only a physical sport, it also engages the mind and offers girls a tremendous avenue for setting and accomplishing beneficial goals.