LOUDOUN GIRLS WRESTLING offers girls opportunities
to practice and compete with other females.
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This fall, Loudoun Girls Wrestling (LGW) debuts girls only-practices for ages 7 and up at Riverside High School in Leesburg. Additional practices will be added as needed to accommodate the expected strong interest.
Practices run from 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursdays in the school's wrestling room from October 6 until November 3.
LGW's lead coach will be 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, we expect female high school wrestlers to help the younger girls in practices.
Fees for the fall program are $79. Unlike many sports and activities, the cost of equipment in wrestling is reasonable. Wrestling shoes are required, and headgear is encouraged. Hair covers are required for girls with long hair. Gear can be bought at discount prices at TOP 24/7 in Sterling. All participants must purchase an inexpensive USA Wrestling membership.
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.
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