Updated: May 19
PV Youth Wrestling is proud to be one of the local clubs that has a strong female presence.
Wrestling is a unique sport. It is one of the toughest, if not the toughest sport emotionally, physically, and mentally regardless of gender.
Wrestling benefits female athletes in a myriad of ways, instilling within them: confidence, grit, resilience, mental toughness, self-esteem, self-reliance, and discipline. Wrestling also encourages physical fitness, teaches basic self-defense, and provides a family of wrestlers.
Girls as much as boys wanted to be challenged in those areas of life. They like the competition and physical exertion that wrestling provides. We were glad that we were able to offer these girls the opportunity to compete so that they could experience it, and even work toward earning college scholarships.
Speaking of which Ursinus College, a trailblazer in women’s athletics for nearly a century, will add to its NCAA Division III legacy this fall (2022-2023) when its new women’s wrestling program begins intercollegiate competition.
If you have a young female athlete in your life, encourage her, support her and be her biggest fan. Sports matter. Sports build character and offer many real-world life lessons. Sports teach teamwork and how to be a good teammate. Sports promote healthy lifestyles and show kids how to overcome adversity. Sports make goal setting, hard work, and accountability tangible to young people.