I am the only girl on the 2015 Hauppauge Youth Wrestling team. I joined wrestling to show that girls can do whatever boys can do. When I started two years ago I was not very good. The boys would always beat me in practice and in tournaments, but with hard work and training I knew I could win. And I did -- I won five matches over several different tournaments. I am also proud to say that I never got pinned this season.

This year, I plan on joining the team again and winning even more matches. This experience has taught me that girls definitely can do whatever they put their minds to. If you want to stand with me and show that girls can wrestle, go to hauppaugewrestling.com