Ali Bernard smiles as she settles into a chair at the kitchen table in her family home just outside of New Ulm. Her short dark hair streaked with blonde frames her face. At 22, she's mature enough to take on the world in wrestling, but still young enough to lean on her mom when she's home. In a few days she'll leave for the Olympic wrestling camp. As she relaxes, Bernard analyzes the competition she'll face at the Olympics. Just a lot of world champions you know," says Bernard.
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She would watch her older brother, Tyler, at practices and tournaments and wanted to get involved herself. Her parents tested how badly she wanted to do it. For a couple months they told her they would sign her up for a tournament. Did you really? So one day at a practice Chad was running, Emily came back and asked to practice again.
New Ulm woman makes Olympic wrestling team
I seem to have stumbled upon your lady wrestler post BigD. Mmm, fancy that. Cheers, ic. So you're in good company. The best fun to be had was watching the old ladies down the front walloping the bad guys with handbags and umbrellas whenever they came near the ropes.
February 25, am Updated February 26, pm. Mack Beggs, an year-old senior from Euless Trinity High School near Dallas, entered the tournament in Cypress outside Houston with an undefeated record. He beat Chelsea Sanchez — whom he beat for the title in — in the final match Saturday.