American Women in Amateur Wrestling, 2000–2022

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About the Book

Throughout the new millennium, the number of women interested in amateur wrestling has skyrocketed. Across the board, from grade school to college, girls and women have been strapping on their head guards and singlets to grapple with their dreams of success on the mat. However, the sport and its participants have not always had an easy time.
This book documents the growth of female amateur wrestling in America, and the difficulties and victories it has faced, from facing removal from the 2013 Olympic Games, to missing the 2020 Games altogether due to COVID-19. With exclusive details and photographs, this work chronicles the bravery of the women who have headed the sport and examines the wrestlers’ performances in the 2021 Olympic Games. It also features interviews with the female wrestlers who continue to challenge an often-suppressive field, hoping to eventually leave their mark on the American sports world.

About the Author(s)

A former award-winning journalist and lifelong wrestling fan, Jason Norman teaches college English in southeastern Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Jason Norman
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8486-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4907-8
Imprint: McFarland