Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island These women chokeslam negative stereotypes in the world of professional wrestling. Posted by The Ryersonian on Dienstag, 13. September 2016 By Mike Hutchinson & Jacob Cohen Bright lights, rainbows, professional wrestling and dildos. Managers dressed as giant phalluses, announcers cracking jokes and a crowd whooping and cheering as if it was the holy grail of […]
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Every weekday, Braxton Papadopoulos gets up to do a weight workout, eats her lunch, naps for half an hour, goes for a run and then spends two hours at wrestling practice — all while balancing a small number of classes. It’s brutal, it’s demanding, but the 19-year-old wrestler loves it, and it seems her hard work has paid off. Papadopoulos […]
For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]
Wrestling is back at Ryerson for the first time since 1987. The team is still a work in progress, but new head coach and former Olympic freestyle wrestler Saeed Azarbayjani is determined to make it a success. On the heels of the upcoming season, we caught up with the man himself for a few questions and to talk all things […]