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  Avery started wrestling in 8th grade & fell in love with wrestling. She is a 2X State Champion & 4X State placer in wrestling from Lucas Lovejoy High School (TX).  She is currently ranked 8th in country at 112 pounds.  Avery is not only a wrestler, but she also competes in Lacrosse, cross country, track (300m hurdles and 4x400) and field (pole vault).  She is also a member of the National Honors Society. Q. Please tell us about your process of deciding to sign with Oklahoma City University? a. I knew I wanted to go to a college that was...

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The Arlington, Texas native, Massoma just finished his 2nd season as the National Runner up & 2X NJCAA All American at 197 lbs. for Iowa Lakes Community College. What is more amazing about these All-American accomplishments is the fact is that he has only been wrestling since his sophomore high school year from Arlington Bowie HS, TX. He was able place 5th at 160 lbs. his senior year in Texas.

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 Q.You have been competing since you were seven, what inspired the journey? What about MMA attracts you?  a. I’m a twin, and my sister is a special needs individual. When we were much younger, she was bullied and that just didn’t sit right with me, it still doesn’t. My aunt’s old friend opened up a martial arts school in my neighborhood, I convinced her to let me try a class, and I’ve been training ever since. What attracts me most about MMA is the paradox of grit and roughness with respect and class - knowing that I have the skills...

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  Congratulations on winning the U23 59-kilo weight class outscoring your three opponents  31-0!  This win secured you a bid to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials, how does that make you feel?  I’m super excited to be able to compete at WTT again, so it’s awesome! I’m just happy for an opportunity to compete again, and can’t wait!  Most elite athletes are very critical of their performances & always looking to improve. What do  feel you need to work on to become better? I have a long list of little thinks that I know I need to work on and...

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  Q. How did you begin your wrestling journey, how old were you when you started?a. I began my wrestling journey when I was six years old, my father started me early, being a wrestler himself and placing second at the olympic trials. I started practicing at age six then competed in my first tournament a few days after my seventh birthday.Q. What makes you passionate about wrestling?a. I love the grind. Nothing compares to the sport of wrestling when it comes to mental and physical toughness, you have to be a little crazy to pursue this sport and that’s...

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