What You Don't Know About Being A Female Wrestler

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We don’t all look like what you think.

There are 10 different weight classes in Women's Wrestling, which means wrestling encompases SO. MANY. DIFFERENT. body types. Our weight classes range from 110 pounds to 167 pounds, which allows for different sizes, heights, and shapes.

"Stereotyping a female wrestler’s body as short & stocky will only give you a narrow view of our sport."   

Trying to stereotype a female wrestler’s body as only short and stocky will only give you a narrow view of our sport. Wrestling is one of the few sports where you use your body type as a way to get the advantage over your opponent. Tall wrestle short, skinny wrestle stocky. As long as they are the same weight, you must learn how to wrestle whatever your opponent looks like...

This article originally appeared on the Athlete Network.