Ronda Rousey Qualfies for U.S. Olympic Judo Team

Rousey won all three of her matches by ippon, throwing Natalie Laursen (Livermore, Calif. / Northern California Elite Team) in the first round and pinning Jennifer Tutass (El Cerrito, Calif. / Cunningham’s Judo) in the semifinal. In the final, Rousey armbarred Katie Sell (Oshkosh, Wis. / USA Judo National Training Site at the Olympic Training […]

Women Want to Wrestle; Small Colleges Oblige Front Page New York Times

nytimes link Tani Ader of Honolulu will attend Jamestown College in North Dakota because it has a women’s wrestling program. _____ The growth of such an unconventional women’s sport at these small, private institutions has little to do with the federal gender-equity law known as Title IX and everything to do with their bottom line. […]