High school wrestling: Wrestling is no longer a male’s sport

Females, like Choctaw sophomore Becka Leathers, are getting involved more and more.

By Ed Godfrey Published: January 31, 2013
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CHOCTAW — Choctaw wrestler Becka Leathers takes exception to the suggestion that she is competing in a man’s sport.

“It’s rapidly evolving into a female sport as well,” said Leathers, who is one of the top female wrestlers in the country and wrestles on the Yellow Jackets varsity squad at 120 or 126 pounds, depending on where she makes weight.

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