A simple Google search into men's and women's wrestling yields telling results into the gap between the sexes in the sport.
Women are first depicted in provocative sexual photographs and videos, while men are shown lifting up medals and trophies from wrestling competitions.
Female wrestlers face sexual discrimination throughout their wrestling careers as they battle to break through traditional notions that women are not meant to fight or show brute force.
Cheryl Wong, a girls wrestling coach for " Beat the Streets" in New York dedicates her weekends to training high school girl wrestlers to become competitors in the sport. Wong works to empower girls, helping them to pursue the sport while sticking up to stigmas administered by their friends, families and male competitors.
Women wrestlers are prone to making headlines for discrimination cases in the sport over their achievements. On Friday a judge in Sacramento California rejected the discrimination claims of three female wrestlers at the University of California, Davis, who had to compete against men of the same weight class in order to make the team.
U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell concluded Wednesday that university officials did not violate Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in college sports, or the Constitution's equal protection clause in their treatment of the women, the Associated Press reported.
He said the university was not obligated to create a separate wrestling team for women because the team would have had no opportunity for intercollegiate competition. Between 1995 and 2001, no four-year California colleges had an all-women's intercollegiate wrestling team, according to Damrell's decision.
The court did, however, find the universities in violation of Title IX for reducing athletic opportunities for all women while the wrestlers were enrolled there.