Women at The Grapple

By Brian Hester

A special supplement to previous coverage of last evening Beat The Streets / USA Wrestling event Grapple at The Garden, this post focuses on and is dedicated to the young women paving the way future generations of young girls. Three out of the thirteen matches last night featured outstanding female athletes. Elleny Seda vs. Valentina Bailon, 122 lbs. Mallory Velte vs. Linda Morais, 62 kg (W) and Becka Leathers vs. Diana Weicker, 53 kg (W) One can only hope that perhaps one day players in the WNBA or WMLS might garner the audience and salaries they deserve. Amazed at the journey that these young women are taking.

Elleny Seda in white vs. Valentina Bailon at the 2019 Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester 2019

Elleny Seda in white vs. Valentina Bailon at the 2019 Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester 2019

Mallory Velte in black vs. Linda Morais at the 2019 Grapple at The Garden Photo By Bran Hester

Mallory Velte in black vs. Linda Morais at the 2019 Grapple at The Garden Photo By Bran Hester

Becka Leathers in black vs. Diana Weicker at Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester

Becka Leathers in black vs. Diana Weicker at Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester

Becka Leathers in black vs. Diana Weicker at Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester

Becka Leathers in black vs. Diana Weicker at Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester

Becka Leathers in black vs. Diana Weicker at Grapple at The Garden Photo by Brian Hester

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