Audio Interview: Leigh Jaynes
First let me introduce you to U.S. Army Captain Leigh Jaynes. It's hard to become an Army captain at any age let alone at 31 years of age.
Women's wrestling needs strong competitors and leaders- Jaynes competes on behalf of the Army's World Class Athlete program. She is ranked #2 in women's freestyle at 59 kilos for USA Wrestling. Wrestling has made a difference in her life and now she wants to make a difference in wrestling.
Women's wrestling needs strong community and business leaders- Brute Wrestling made the following announcement today:
Female Specific Singlet the Next Step for Women's Wrestling
Women's Freestyle Wrestling will be on display this summer at the 2012 London Games. The women's portion of the Freestyle program began in Athens 2004 and has quickly gained an increase in support and interest pushing TV viewership higher than previous years. A greater emphasis has been placed on this athletic choice for girls and women thanks to the dedication of wrestling manufacturer Brute Wrestling. Brute Wrestling has placed a greater emphasis on female wrestling apparel for the upcoming season in hopes that greater steps can be taken to build women's wrestling up to an equal level as their male counterparts. Brute has developed the first singlet designed specifically for women as part of their 2012 line of products. For more information see attached article.
In working with people at Brute you can credit Leigh Jaynes for the new women's singlet called the Rogue AVT 2. Clearly she and the designers at Brute had a better idea.
Women's Wrestling needs promotion- Jaynes is also the lead "Chick" behind the new promotional web site called ChickWrestler.com. Although in its infancy its goals are admirable and timely. Women's wrestling has been growing across the country at all levels. There were only 5 colleges that offered the sport when Jaynes started to compete and now there are over 20 with more to come.
Call to action: It's time for more companies like Brute to invest in new technologies and equipment to better serve today's female athletes.
Listen to Jaynes interview with Takedown Wrestling's Scott Casber at Takedownradio.com
Find Leigh Jaynes on Facebook at: Leigh Jaynes WebTV
Follow up with the lead chick at Chickwrestler.com
Buy her T Shirt at: http://www.wwsport.com/Wrestling/SKU/CWT01/Bella+Leigh+Jaynes+Chick+Wrestler+Tee.aspx?ParentTabID=1619