WALTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Wrestling is a sport that requires intense physical and mental strength to succeed - from physical conditioning, to the mastery of technique and strategy to outmaneuvering your opponent.
At Walton-Verona High School you'll find one of the best girls' wrestlers in the state of Kentucky in sophomore Sophie Anderson.
Since joining the team two years ago, Sophie has not only established herself in the girls' side of the sport, she's also become an important member of the boys' varsity team as well.
The number of girls competing on boys' varsity teams has become increasingly common as the sport gains popularity, but what makes Sophie Anderson's success on the mat remarkable, is while she competes against her opponents, she's also grappling with her own body.
The video tells more about her story: