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High School Girls wrestling boys

If you are a girl wrestling boys on your high school team, or a girl who has wrestled boys for your high school in the past, we want to hear from YOU!

Many girls who wrestle are athletes who participate in other sports. What sports do you play?

38% (49) Soccer
16% (21) Cross County
23% (30) Volley Ball
9% (12) Field Hockey
10% (14) Ice Hockey
4% (6) Equestrian events
19% (25) Softball
8% (11) Lacrosse
39% (50) Swimming
10% (13) Diving
10% (13) Water polo
32% (41) Judo
24% (31) Brazilian jiu jitsu
18% (24) Other Marital Art
18% (24) Other varsity sport

128 voters have answered this question.

Cutting weight is a controversial part of many high school wrestling careers. Do you

21% (26) Limit your diet to wrestle in a lower weight class?
65% (79) Wrestle at your natural weight?
24% (30) Lose weight through practice and conditioning without having to diet?

121 voters have answered this question.

Many high school girls have wrestled successfully against boys in the lower weight classes. In your opinion, what is the highest weight class where you believe that athletic girls have a chance competing against average boy wrestlers?

21% (28) 130 lbs.
10% (13) 135 lbs.
20% (26) 140 lbs.
12% (16) 145 lbs.
10% (14) 152 lbs.
6% (9) 160 lbs.
18% (24) 171 lbs.

130 voters have answered this question.

In a previous poll, some girl wrestlers stated that they used psychological warfare to gain an advantage over boys who were frightened or uncomfortable wrestling a girl. If you have purposely done or said something to psych-out a male opponent by reminding him that his opponent was a girl, what form did this take? Check any that apply.

46% (54) combed or shook-out your hair prior to the match
35% (42) painted your nails
33% (39) wore perfume
31% (37) wore make-up
25% (30) did push-ups
33% (39) stretched or touched your toes to loosen-up
28% (33) wore pink shoes or pink shoe laces
47% (55) wore a pre match t-shirt that highlighed the fact that you are a girl wrestler

117 voters have answered this question.

I've had boys try to intimidate me with trash talk.

34% (44) Before the match
35% (45) During the match
30% (39) It's never happened.

128 voters have answered this question.

I've tried to intimidate boys with trash talk.

19% (24) Before the match
29% (37) During the match
50% (63) I've never done that.

124 voters have answered this question.

I'm stronger than most of the guys I wrestle.

58% (76) True
41% (54) False

130 voters have answered this question.

I'm stronger than most of the girls I wrestle.

78% (101) true
21% (27) false

128 voters have answered this question.

I've got more endurance than most of the guys I wrestle.

86% (106) true
13% (17) false

123 voters have answered this question.

I've got more endurance than most of the girls I wrestle.

74% (93) true
25% (32) false

125 voters have answered this question.

When I pin an opponent, it is usually....

36% (46) in the first period.
35% (44) in the second period.
28% (35) in the third period.

125 voters have answered this question.

When I pin a boy who is stronger than I am it is usually because....

43% (54) he makes a tactical mistake that I am able to exploit.
53% (66) I've been able to wear him down through superior conditioning.
56% (70) I'm faster and more agile than he is.
35% (44) I have a greater knowledge of holds and moves than he does.

124 voters have answered this question.

When wrestling a guy, what do you do?

58% (72) I wrestle aggressively from the first whistle going for a quick takedown.
41% (52) I initially wrestle defensively to get a feel for how strong, fit and effective he is.

124 voters have answered this question.

I prefer wrestling on my feet.

53% (65) true
46% (56) false

121 voters have answered this question.

I prefer wrestling when my opponent and I are both down on the mat.

72% (88) true
27% (33) false

121 voters have answered this question.

I've had a coach work directly with me to exploit my lower body strength with specific moves, holds and pinning combinations.

76% (92) true
23% (28) false

120 voters have answered this question.

Guys on my team are ok with being my practice partner.

84% (100) true
15% (18) false

118 voters have answered this question.

I've had a boy totally pinned, and the Ref refused to call it.

54% (68) Never happened. The Refs have been fair.
19% (24) Yes, I was behind on points, but turned him then pinned him. I lost the match becasue the Ref did not call the pin.
30% (38) I was ahead on points, then put him on his back and pinned him. After the Ref refused to call the pin, I won on points.
12% (15) I had him pinned, but the Ref did't call it. The guy later came back to pin me!

125 voters have answered this question.

In some of the matches that I win, there is a specific point when I can sense that I have weakened my opponent physically and psychologically to the point that he is ready to give up.

72% (91) True. I can feel the fight go out of him, and know I'll have him pinned in a second or two.
27% (34) False. It takes all of my strength and skill to put him on his back and finish him off.

125 voters have answered this question.

Beating the guys provides a real sense of accomplishment, but I would rather wrestle in an all-girls league.

31% (39) true
68% (83) false

122 voters have answered this question.

Ladies - Thanks for your time. Have a safe and successful wrestling season.

0 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2009-10-05 23:11:36 by ChrisMccrystal
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