Jiu-Jitsu blue belt girl joins boy’s wrestling team – dominates
In mixed martial arts the sport of wrestling has proven to be one of the most practical martial arts to help one prepare for a fight inside of the Octagon with rookies and champions alike applying it to their careers
So it’s no surprise that a large number of mixed martial artists past and present have very decorated amateur wrestling careers from high school all the way to the Olympics level before crossing over to apply their trade.
For example former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson was a national champion in his senior year at university and eventually represented the United States at the 1992 an 1996 Summer Olympic games in Greco-Roman.
In women’s mixed martial arts UFC bantamweight contender Sara McMann became the first American woman to attain a silver medal in women’s freestyle wrestling during her stint at the 2004 Summer Olympics before crossing over to MMA.
In the following clip it looks like we could have another potential MMA fighter, as we follow Norwegian exchange student Elise Wangensteen Eidskrem’s journey onto the wrestling mats.
An exchange student in the US, she was the only girl on the wrestling team for James Buchanan Senior High School and needless to say she enjoyed a lot of success in her season against the men. In addition to her wrestling she has also attained her blue belt in BJJ.
Checkout the highlights below.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and take downs, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two (occasionally more) competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems. [source: Wiki]