Tonya Evinger, MMA specialist, has earned the nickname “Triple Threat” from her skills standing toe-to-toe and her ability to control and defend the fight on the ground. Tonya trains at the Lions Den with Ken Shamrock and John Gunnerson. She has had several impressive fights with names as big as Gina Carano.
During an interview, Tonya was asked What path led you to competing in professional mixed martial arts? She told interviewer,
“I competed in wrestling for thirteen years. I wrestled in junior high and high school, where I was the only girl. I was the first three-time high school national champ in the United States. I then made the Freestyle National Team when I was just a junior in high school - from there I wrestled overseas a lot and trained at the Olympic Training Center.
I was ranked number one in North America while in college – I got a scholarship to Missouri Valley College for wrestling. By the time I graduated college in 2004, I was burnt out on wrestling and was starting to look at MMA.”
If you are anything like me, you are in awe at gymnast’s ability but know little about how the sport is scored. Especially since they have redone the scoring tables. I do know, however, that a perfect 10, is really hard to come by and becoming less and less common. Erin Davis, college student at Nebraska, has just earned her first ’10′ in her college career on vault. It is the University’s first 10 on vault since 2007.
“It felt good, actually, I opened up and I felt it the whole way,” Erin told press. “I opened up and I thought don’t move and I stuck it.
“I can now say I got a 10 in my college career and it’s exciting. It’s really fun to be part of that.”
See Erin’s floor routine in the video below. Her ability is obvious and her smile is alluring.
JEN HENDERSHOTT GALLERY ARNOLD CLASSIC 2008
KIMBERLY KLEIN GALLERY ARNOLD CLASSIC 2008