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Juarez shows she can wrestle with the boys


Last updated 2/15/2017 at Noon

Fallbrook High School freshman Karina Juarez is the only girl on the wrestling team. Shane Gibson photos

When freshman Karina Juarez told some friends that she was going to tryout for the wrestling team at Fallbrook High School, they only fueled her fire with their response.

"They said, 'why would you do that, you're a girl,'" recalled Juarez, who promptly responded with, "Because I'm a girl, and I can do everything anyone else can."

Juarez tried out and made the team, which came as no surprise to her mother, Rachelle Luna, who didn't blink an eye when her daughter informed her that she was taking up wrestling and would be battling boys on the mat.

"I only have girls, so there's no discrimi...

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