Welcome to Feminism.Wrestling.Equality.

Practice times:
Thursday 5-6:30pm
Saturday 12-2pm
Sunday 12-2pm 

Monthly Dues $120/month includes:
Team Gear (UA shirt, sweats, sweater, duffel bag)
Travel expenses
Tournament Registrations
USA wrestling card/insurance


Adira Wrestling Club Team
Lompoc, Ca.

Adira Wrestling Schedule 2022
March 4th, 5th 6th @ Selland Arena, Fresno
March 19th @ Thousand Oaks HS
March 26th @ Righetti HS
April 2nd @ Pacifica HS
April 9th @ Oxnard HS

April 16th  3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
April 22nd, 23rd, 24th @ Selland Arena, Fresno
April 30th @ Cabrillo HS
May 7th @ Pioneer Valley HS
May 13-15th California Girl Team Duels* @Selland Arena, Fresno

May 28th @ Camarillo HS
June 3rd, 4th, 5th @ Selland Arena, Fresno
June 25th 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic

July 30th 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
August 13th 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
August 27th 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
September 17th 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
October 1st 3825 S. Higuera SLO Optional* Clinic
October 29th 3825 S. Higuera SLO
Optional* Clinic

Meet the Coach: Dr.Terri Cecchine, Education and Policy, Ph.D.

The mission of Feminism Wrestling Equality is to promote team development, engage female athletes in a male-dominated space, and educate coaches and athletes on how to coordinate a successful women's wrestling program.  There are many ways to approach a female wrestling team. Often the situation is new to coaches and athletes alike. I have found through my own coaching and research what techniques truly work to create both engaged and determined athletes. 

FWE also provides scholarships to female wrestlers across the state of California through its 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

*All donations are tax-deductible and support female athletes in the sport. 

The established outsider theory indicated that although the female is known and said to be accepted, she is still the outsider in a world not built for her. The established outsider will always feel a sense of longing for something, as they will always feel like they do not quite belong. This is a psychological development that will affect the way they see themselves due to the environment that is creating this.


I am an educator, wrestler, grappler, jiu-jitsu fighter. My passion is to serve female athletes who are fighting a gender disparity that is often beyond their control. I have learned from my own wrestling and grappling experiences what it feels like to be mistreated based on gender. I also know what it feels like to have to "earn your spot on the mat".

I support all athletes and wish to empower young women to follow their dreams in the world of combat sports. ​I grew up in a single-parent household where my mother did the best she could to raise me. We had our struggles of car repossessions, being removed from the housing we had, and not having enough to eat some days. 

Through adversity, I saw that education was a way to overcome these environmental challenges.

I was exposed to many inappropriate situations which resulted in my desire to educate myself and others to be strong in who they are.  When growing up around violence and in communities that did not offer many opportunities for the youth, I knew I had to seek other ways to grow. My wrestling career began when I was 14 years old. I approached my coach and asked if I could join the high school team. His response stuck with me for the rest of my life. "Hell no honey, not in that". I eventually did join the team, I made the best friends I ever had, and I learned more about myself and the social expectations of women than I had ever thought possible. This sparked something in me where I had found what made me strong. I felt like I was able to fight my battles more effectively because I had the mental and physical competence that had developed through this sport that is genuinely one of the toughest things I have done.  I am now on a journey to help other young female athletes find their place on the mat.


Formal Education:​​​​

 Ph.D.   Education                                                                                                                                                                                      

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Interdisciplinary Emphasis: Qualitative     

Methods in Social Science

​M.A. Adolescent Development                                                                                                               

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Interdisciplinary Emphasis: Qualitative Methods

in Social Science          

M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs                                                                                            

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

B.A. Chicano Studies, Italian Studies, Art Studio                                                                                   

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential                                                                                              

National University


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