BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 07, 2013
You might be familiar with the colorful lucha libre masks and the fighters that wear them. Luchadores, professional Mexican wrestlers, are real-life superheroes, even if in costume only. But not so many of us know about the babes in the ring who mirror them - las luchadoras.
A documentary by journalist Marta Franco called "Las Luchadoras" exposes the flip side of Mexican wrestling and its powerful female fighters competing for space in a very traditional boy’s club. Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Feb 17, 2011
Joel Northrup, a homeschooled Iowa senior and standout wrestler, has defaulted on his match with Megan Herkelman, a Cedar Falls freshman, because he refuses to compete against a girl. Herkelman and fellow Ottumwa sophomore Megan Black made history this year by becoming the first two female wrestlers ever to quality fort the state's wrestling championships. Black lost her first match, but Herkelman succeeded in pinning her opponent and will advance to the next round, where she would have been facing Northup, if he hadn't backed out. Read More