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Feminism

Wrestling

Equality

will be awarding 3 Academic/Athletic scholarships IN 2022!

MARCH WINNER

JUNE WINNER

DECEMBER WINNER

Winner #1 will be announced soon!

 

 IF YOU DID NOT GET AWARDED IN MARCH 2022, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED IN JUNE 2022.

APPLY NOW!

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March 2021  Scholarship Winner

Future Plan:

I will be attending UCSB to major in Biology. My ultimate career goal is to be a pediatric nurse practitioner or a pediatric physician assistant.

Wrestling Accomplishments:

I wrestled at 106lb, 2021-2022 Girls Wrestling Co-Captain

Scholar Athlete 2018-2022 (4.2 weighted GPA & 3.9 unweighted GPA)

Perseverance Award 2022 (Earned for wrestling for four years)

Coaches Award 2021

FAITH Award 2022 (Earned for representing Family, Academics, Industriousness, Truthfulness, and Hope)

Senior year record: 29-11

2021 Triton Scramble Champion

2021 Queen of the Valley Champion

2021 Trojan Wrath Champion

4th Place at Queen of the Hill

2022 CCAA League Champion 

5th Place at CIF CS Area 1 Regionals

6th Place at CIF CS Masters

March 2022 Scholarship Winner:
Hailey has had an impressive wrestling career at RIM.  She began wrestling when she was 6 years old. She traveled to hundreds of CAGWA (California Age Group Wrestling Association) tournaments across the southland as a youth wrestler. In elementary and middle school she was a 5x CAGWA State Placer,  and 2x  CAGWA State Champion. 

Hailey is a 4-year varsity high school wrestler on both the boy's (freshman year) and girl's teams, a Team Captain,  and a student-athlete, maintaining academic honors all 4 years with a 3.7 GPA. She was also a Varsity Softball pitcher her freshman year and is currently a varsity track and field athlete.

She completes her high school wrestling career with an impressive 121-16 overall record. With 39 falls (pins) in her senior season alone.

Chapman's high school wrestling accolades include:

Outstanding Rookie of the Year 2019

Outstanding Wrestler 2020

2019, 2020, 2022 League Champion

(2021- no high school season due to covid)

2019 CIF SS placer 2nd

2020 CIF SS Champion

2022 CIF SS Champion

2019 CIF Masters placer 4th

2020 CIF Masters Champion

2022 CIF Masters Champion

2019 CIF State Qualifier (top 12)

2020 CIF State placer 6th

2022 CIF State placer 3rd

2021 All American 

2021 USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals 8th

Hailey Chapman signed with Colorado Mesa University in December and will wrestle for CMU Women's wrestling in the fall. She plans to major in exercise science and become an athletic trainer and women’s wrestling coach one day. During her college wrestling career, her plans include working toward national championships, world championships, and the Olympics. 

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Testimonials

"When somebody tells me I am strong for a girl, I correct them because I don’t think that it’s—I don’t think that it should be I am strong for a girl.  I think of the stereotypical girl with skirts and dresses and their nails done. I just correct them and I say I am stronger—I am strong for a stereotypical girl because that’s what they are thinking in their head."  (SPHS011)

"I feel like it’s definitely changing a lot, especially with wrestling for our school. This is the first official team that we’ve had ever for wrestling so that’s really amazing cause you like oh we’re being recognized now and the girls wrestling community is growing bigger and bigger by the day. "(LHS006)

"Since we don’t have any male coaches or teammates none of that but kind of just like prove yourself constantly like even male referees that like ref male matches you kind of have to prove that you are equal or better than the boys wrestling or boys male-dominated sports in general. You don’t want to make yourself seem less than in a male sport. "  (NHS015)

A Personal Anecdote

"In the beginning, there is an eerie silence as the wrestlers and coaches approach the gymnasium. People are trickling in from as early as 6am, to put their body on the line. The weight on the scale is the first obstacle. Some wrestlers are already running outside in the parking lot because they know the fight with the scale will be a close one. Some are huddled under blankets on the mats in a sandwich like a makeshift, sauna.

The next battle comes when attempting to find a place in the mat in which to perform the warm-up needed to get ready for the day's battles. The day will be long there are hundreds of females lined up on the mats, running laps, shooting take-downs, single legs, hi-Cs, running chicken wings both single and double, and practicing those match ending throws. The warm-up routine is as much part of the tone set for the day as the weigh-ins are. From the minute, you take off your clothes you are being sized up. Thoughts of, 'I wonder what weight she is' and 'she looks really tough' are being murmured around from the newcomers who have not experienced this environment before. They have no idea what some of these girls are capable of, while there are still so many who seem unprepared for battle. This sport is as much a mental game as it is a physical one. The sport that allows dependence on no one but yourself."

                                                                                    - Dr. Cecchine 2020

Meet  Dr. Terri Cecchine

My wrestling career began when I was  14 years old. I approached my coach and asked if I could join the 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 social expectations of women than I had ever thought possible. 

ABOUT 
Female Wrestling

Gender norms dominate social constructions of how males and females are defined in society (Dworkin & Messner, 2002;  Krane, 2001). It is thought that aggressiveness has been a male attribute, which overlooks the fact that it is a learned behavior (Messner, 1990) and is suggested more to males in a variety of ways such as toys, words, songs, movies etc. Males tend to approach tough and aggressive sports in a different way than females do, and these perceptions are shaped from birth. Males are taught to be violent as part of learning to be masculine (Messner, 1990).  After the passing of title IX, many more females participated in organized sports, although the “benefits” were outweighed by the disproportionate advantages historically enjoyed by the already privileged males (Stevenson, 2007). Female participation in male-dominated sports, such as wrestling, became a way for females to challenge social constructs of femininity.

Feminism. Wrestling. Equality.
tpcecchine@gmail.com

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