Oklahoma City University wrestling sisters use their moves to subdue driver after car crash

Brittany and Brienna Delgado are wrestlers for Oklahoma City University. They used wrestling moves Saturday to detain a driver after a traffic accident in Oklahoma City.
BY TIFFANY GIBSON tgibson@opubco.com Published: August 22, 2011
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Growing up in South Carolina, the girls said they knew they wanted to wrestle at an early age. Their father competed in high school and it became a family interest.

Brittany Delgado said she remembers sitting at a wrestling practice when she was three and asking her mom if she could wrestle.

Her mom was quick to say no, but later changed her mind when she saw another woman on the floor.

“I said, ‘See mommy, girls do wrestle.'”

Eighteen years later, Brittany Delgado said she is a two-time national champion in the Women's College Wrestling Association and a former offensive lineman for her high school football team.

Following in her sister's footsteps, Brienna Delgado also began wrestling at an early age and played safety on the football team.

Coach Randall said she also played soccer — the only sport where she competed against women.

Wrestler reactions

Since the girls have a history of competing against men in South Carolina, Randall said he's not surprised their initial reaction was to run after the man and tackle him.

“They're typical young women wrestlers. They're very aggressive and determined with what they're going to do,” he said.

Randall said Brienna had scratches and cuts on her knees but was more concerned about the damage to the car.

With school starting Monday and the first wrestling match scheduled for October, Randall said he looks forward to working with the siblings.

He said the hit-and-run story has become sort of comical and likely will be retold to their teammates.

“I think it's kind of neat. It amplifies their personalities,” he said. “They're great students. They've got goals to be Olympians. They're driven, and I think that was a normal reaction for them.”