2018 Women's Wrestling Festival

One weekend and 2 POWERFUL EVENTS! 

The Inaugural 'Unite and Ignite'
SportsWomen Power Summit! 

Uniting the advocates for women's in one place as we celebrate the good work that has been done, and rally for the work that still remains. 

Join Wrestle Like A Girl and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 'Center For Critical Sports Studies' as we examine some of the critical and pressing issues in sport. Hear from powerful athletes, advocates, key stakeholders and thought leaders as they share inspiring stories, lessons learned and avenues of growth to those participating, working and advocating in the sport space.  

The first 100 supporters to purchase Gala tickets will have guaranteed seats for the Summit — and with guests like Minky Worden, Dr. Jen Welter and Raha Moharrak  speaking, seats are sure to fill fast! 


  • September 14th, 2018

  • 5 - 8PM at the UCCS Ent Center for the arts

  • (5225 N Nevada Ave
    Colorado Springs, CO 80918)

  • Entry: Free with registration, space is limited

  • Event Attire: Business Casual

  • Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served; silent auction with items donated by each of the speakers!

Summit Guests 

Human Rights and Sports

Why sports and human rights? How did we get here and why does it matter? Minky Worden, the Global Initiatives Director of Human Rights Watch - the world's foremost expert on Human Rights and Sports, will share her journey over the past 20 years fighting for journalists at the Beijing Olympics,  Saudi girls to receive physical education classes, and migrants building stadiums in Qatar. 

Representation of Women In Sports

Join three notable female athletes as they share their journey and perspective on being a female athlete in today's sports space. Learn what challenges they have faced, and overcome to be the best in their sport and how they are giving back and serving others. You can decide... have they wrestled with life and won?

Equality in Sports Governance

What does the national and international landscape look like for sports? Three powerful leaders in the sports world share their perspective on equality in sports governance and event implementation. These influencers will share their experience in sports equality, advocacy and ensuring fair & ethical treatment and representation in events, policy and programming.

Athlete Activism

Being an athlete creates many opportunities for success, publicity and self-promotion both inside and outside sports. Listen as successful athletes share their journey of expanding their sport platform to include using their voice for a better sporting world.

3rd Annual Wrestle Like A Girl 'Glitter Into Gold' Gala

Uniting the powerful advocates for women's in one place as we celebrate the good work that has been done and rally for the work that still remains. 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Wrestle Like A Girl 'Glitter Into Gold' Gala at the majestic Broadmoor Hotel located in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains! This exclusive 5-Star, catered event with powerful speakers will highlight the impactful work being done in female wrestling and female sports! Join us in Olympic City, USA (Colorado Springs, Colorado), and celebrate the power and promise of today's female wrestlers and tomorrow's leaders.


Come celebrate the success Wrestle Like a Girl has achieved this past year with supporters like YOU!


  • September 15th, 2018

  • Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO

  • 5pm - 6pm VIP Cocktail Reception

  • 6-9 PM Evenings' Program

  • Opening Remarks: Mr. John Bardis

  • Speaker: Sara McMann

  • Surprise Entertainment!

  • Attire: Black Tie/Formal Attire Suggested

  • Menu: 3-course menu and a celebration toast. Nonalcoholic options will be available.



CONTACT: rick@wrestlelikeagirl.org * 719-581-7112