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    It's one thing to write about a challenge and quite another to do something about it. Al Bevilacqua and DH are DOING things for girls at Beat the Streets. Kudos to those that TAKE ACTION.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I was at the tournament in 1999. In 1963, I was in the first varsity wrestling match ever at Brookline High (and my pin clinched the meet ).

    When I went back to BHS in '99 as a coach (a weird deja vu experience), the Athletic Director was Dustin Carter, who had wrestled at Wesleyan while I was in college. Apparently, he really promoted the sport at the school. Also, Fred Andre (a heavyweight from MIT who had placed fourth in the NCAA's) had a daughter on the team.
    My senior year of HS was 1997, so I wrestled in the tournament that year and then came by in 1998 to help coach some hs girls... so it looks like I just missed you!

    Dustin's daughters, Annie and Erin, we awesome wrestlers. I think Erin ended up going to Brown and Annie to Wesleyan (I'm not 100 percent sure of this) but unfortunately both stopped wrestling after high school. They were both stellar crew athletes if I remember correctly and opted for that in college. Dustin did a lot for the girls' team, between driving us all over New England for tournaments to helping organize girls' events at Brookline every few weeks.

    To move on to the other people who commented on this thread, I just want to express how grateful I am that pretty much everyone on here is so supportive of women's wrestling. You all are really a great and unique bunch of people. I can't tell you how many times I encounter people who are not open minded enough to embrace and support the concept of women's wrestling.

    Thanks again to everyone.

    And please don't mention me in the same breath as Trish Saunders... she is probably the most important figure in women's wrestling and I don't belong in the same sentence!

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    In 1963, I was in the first varsity wrestling match ever at Brookline High (and my pin clinched the meet ).

    Spider was in high school before America sent first man in space.

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    i dont see whats wrong with women wrestling. does anyone else see anything wrong?

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    I think if Girls want to wrestle they should, but not against guys.

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    I think that no one should ever have to have the approval of anyone outside of their parents and appropriate sanctioning bodies to participate in the world's greatest and oldest sport. Limiting anyone is ludicrous and bad for the sport.

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    Yeah, I think as long as women wrestle feminists will not say wrestling is bad for society or whatever.

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    When I was a youngster girls were joining youth baseball teams. It was a huge controversy.

    If boys lost to a team with a girl or girls on it was for some reason it was bad for the boys.

    My sons have competed in wrestling against girls at the youth and middle school level. The girls were excellent wrestlers and deserved to be in the league.

    While girls/women having their own league would be ideal, they should be allowed to compete in any league until girl's/women's leagues are commonplace.

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    I am in agreement with the fact that women should be able to wrestle if they so choose. I wanted to wrestle growing up, and my parents were against it because there was not a women's team. I wonder what might have been different if there was a women's team and I would have been on it.
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