A teen girl beat the boys to become the first female wrestler to win her state championship
Girls are less likely to be fans of smack downs, as professional wrestling events are known, reported Robert H. DuRant, Ph. But girls who watched wrestling six times over a two week period were almost three times more likely to perpetrate dating violence than girls who weren't wrestling fans. DuRant said the study results suggest that "exposure to this type of violence on television during this crucial period of time when a teen's cognitive, social and physical development is still being cemented can affect adolescents in a negative way. He and his colleagues concluded that both physicians and other health care providers should educate parents about the influence that exposure to violence, including televised wrestling, "can have on their children's normative expectations concerning the use of these behaviors in 'real-life' situations such as dating.
The teen wrestling phenom was on the mat under her opponent in the last few seconds of the state championship match. More Videos Teen girl becomes first female wrestling champ in her state That was until she flipped out from underneath him in a backward somersault and quickly scooted around to regain the upper hand. Fitch held him on the mat until the referee threw up his hand.