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Local girl hopes to pin a win in Michigan


Courtesy Penny Blackman-Hobbs

Sierra Starr (green and black uniform) and opponents take it ot the mat for victory

Sierra Starr isn't like most twelve-year-old girls. Instead of spending her summer doing the usual things girls her age do, she is about to be part of history in the making by participating in the inaugural year of female wrestling in the AAU Junior Olympics.

Starr is part of the Tri-State Grapplers, a local wrestling group and, according to her grandmother Penny Hobbs, she is currently ranked sixth in the U.S. in her weight class.

Starting out, Starr had to compete against male opponents because no female team had been formed yet.

"She has wrestled for five years," Hobbs said. "The first t...

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