"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it."
– Maya Angelou
Wrestle Like A Girl was founded in mid-2016 by Sally Roberts, a U.S. Army combat veteran and 2x World Bronze Medalist in women’s wrestling on the premise that girls and women across the United States should be afforded opportunities to participate in the sport and that they can do anything.
MISSION - The mission of Wrestle Like a Girl is to empower girls and women through the sport of wrestling to become leaders in life.
VISION - Our vision is to increase the opportunities for girls and women, who either wrestle, want to wrestle, or simply want to participate in a movement to own their personal space, own their voice and own their sense of self.
VIEW - Our view is that girls can do anything - especially wrestle. When we talk about wrestling, the benefits that participants get out of this sport are profound. Our impact is helping girls and young women learn where their self-confidence is, learn what resilience means, learn about healthy choices both physically and mentally, and learn how to dig deep within themselves so that they can become whoever, whatever they want to be both on and off the mat. We work to Empower, Advocate, Educate, Support and Grow.
Camps & Clinics
Empowerment camps and clinics are more than just wrestling clinics; they work to develop the total athlete by educating wrestlers on the importance of proper nutrition, hydration, and the importance and application of sport psychology. Empowerment Camps and Clinics employ some of the nations best women’s wrestling clinicians to teach wrestling techniques. And utilizing the Wrestle Like A Girl handbook, they will share their personal stories and knowledge of how nutrition, hydration and sport psychology played into their successful careers.
High School Wrestling
Support & Initiatives
The Wrestle Like A Girl organization has a strong commitment to the growth and development of female wrestling in the United States by providing opportunities to wrestle at the high school level. Wrestle Like A Girl supports the start-up of new high school wrestling programs and advocates to increase the number of sanctioned girls high school state tournaments across the United States. Wrestle Like A Girl is proud to collaborate with other organizations and networks to grow female wrestling.
Support & Initiatives
Wrestle Like Girl is currently working in collaboration with other agencys and organizations to determine the most effective way to bring women’s wrestling to the NCAA.