Local 6-year-old girl claims two state titles in wrestling

AnnaDon’t let her cute appearance or pink wrestling shoes fool you. Six-year-old Anna Morales is 45 pounds of mean when she steps in the ring, and she has the belt to prove it.

Wrestling as a member of the Grand Strand Hurricanes, a local club of young grapplers that train year-round, Morales captured South Carolina state championships in the 45-pound weight class in both Freestyle and Grecco divisions.

Morales, who has been training with the Hurricanes for about a year, is “a natural with a tremendous amount of talent and ability for someone her age,” according to coach Bob Terrell.

Morales plans to continue in the male-dominated sport and add to her collection of state titles.

Photo courtesy of Grand Strand Hurricanes

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