Kylie Davis said, “I tell people they get shocked they’re like what we have a girls team and I’m like no I’m the only girl.”
Kylie Davis is not just a girl.
Rebecca Davis said, “Four foot ten, one hundred and three pounds, she can be beauty and grace and then don’t make her upset.”
Davis is the only female wrestler at Byrd High School.
Ronnie Davis said, “She knew that her brother, he went to state twice. He graduated Byrd.
Kylie Davis said, “He told me it would be pretty fun so I tryed it out and fell in love with it.”
Being in a male dominated sport had been far from easy.
Ronnie Davis said, “There’s been days where she’s come home and wanted to quit. After a little while she’d, I’m not going to quit.”
Her persevereance pays off.
Ronnie Davis said, “We were at Parkway one day and she won, and the stadium went nuts. From that point on, she got to where she could beat a few.”
Tyler Gonzales said, “You know wrestling is a sport where nothing’s given to you. Everything you do is earned. You know to learn that I’m the only girl here at this tournament and if I want a medal I’m going to have to take it from these boys.”
What was also earned, respect from her teammates.
JW Fuller said, “Kylie is fast and sometimes when she gets angry she gets strong. But she gets strong and Kylie know how to bridge very well.”
Kylie Davis said, “Guys go tougher with girls because they don’t want to lose to me.”
Wrestling has taught Kylie more than physical toughness.
Rebecca Davis said, “She has a confidence about herself now that comes from deep within where she feels confident and capable of taking care of herself and she’s going to continue on and hopefully get a college scholarship.”