Legacy Series: Episode 2

Coaches - MVD Women's Wrestling Camps

Episode 2 of our Series features Kristie Davis

Kristie Davis began her wrestling career after she tore her ACL while doing Judo. It was an easy transition over and filled the void she had while allowing her to keep competing.

She found much success in wrestling, and it did a lot more than just fill a void. In time, Kristie quickly rose to the top of not only the United States, but also the entire world.

Today, Kristie stands as the most decorated women’s wrestler in the history of USA Wrestling. By making 10 World teams and earning 9 medals, she was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2018; becoming the second women behind Trisha Saunders.

After competing, she would go in an help the girls whom her husband coached, along with going to school to get her nursing degree.

Kristie continues to give back even today. She is now the head coach at Emmanuel College in Georgia, where she coaches along with working at the hospital. Being around the girls and team there, showed her just how much she has to offer not only those girls, but also the girls all throughout the US She has also coached many US World and National teams over the years.

Kristie talks about the great times that she has had during her career, and even with the many setbacks she has faced, it has been one of the best things she has done. Not only has she accomplished great things, but she also helped to pioneer the way for women’s wrestling.

Thank you Kristie Davis for being part of the Legacy of Women’s Wrestling.

2020NE

2020 Was a crazy year…

For the world, but also for sports.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 Olympic dream has been change from 2020 vision to a vision for 2021.

In a statement here from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee the decision was made to postpone the Olympics.

It is a difficult decision that was made in a difficult time with difficult circumstances.

Postponement can be taken a few ways.

  1. Heartbreak. All of the athletes around the world have been looking forward to summer 2020 for a long time now. It was what they were waiting for, preparing for and planning for. RETIREMENT?
  2. It allows for more. More growth physically and mentally. More time spent training and honing in on skills. More time to mentally prepare. More rehabilitation in some cases.
  3. It shows acknowledgment of the greater good. By postponing the olympics, it allows for time to come to let COVID-19 calm down and people to heal.

These and many other things can be taken from the news in these chaotic times.

How did you feel about the postponement?

How do you feel now?

It is now 2021.

An Olympic year.

January. A new start.

Some may have the same goals, some may have changed. However, for my Olympic Hopefuls, the goal has stayed the same, and they look forward to this year with eagerness for what is to come.