“Wrestling is not just done on the mat. We wrestle every day to balance our work life and our family life. We wrestle to work for studies and obtain our degrees. Or, if you are like me, you wrestle with the voice that whispers ‘I can’t’.”
~ 2017 Miss Seafair, Axa Molina
As 2017’s Miss Seafair, Axa Molina has embodied the mission and essence of Seafair. Through the Seafair Scholarship For Women Program, Axa was able to create awareness of women’s wrestling and Wrestle Like a Girl in the greater Seattle area and the Latino community of Washington state.
Axa and Wrestle Like A Girl are committed to helping support female wrestling, so that one day there are equal opportunities for both men and women. She is working with USA Wrestling’s State Sanctioning Task Force to get more Girls High School Wrestling Divisions established in the remaining 42 unsanctioned states.
Axa would not be the confident young woman she is today without wrestling. She says, “Wrestling is not just done on the mat. We wrestle every day to balance our work life and our family life. We wrestle to work for studies and obtain our degrees. Or, if you are like me, you wrestle with the voice that whispers ‘I can’t’.”
Being a first generation child of immigrants, Axa quickly learned the importance of a good education and throughout her undergraduate career, she served as a captain of Lindenwood University’s women’s wrestling team, where she earned All-American honors and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials. She now advocates for equal opportunities in athletic programs nation-wide while also coaching wrestling locally at Grays Harbor College.
If you or someone you know would be a good fit for the 2018 Seafair Scholarship For Women Program, applications are available here.
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