HERO Featured Athlete: Gracie McGrath


Full Name: Gracie McGrath

Birthday: July 9th, 2009

Wrestling Club: Arlington Wrestling 

Hometown: Tipton County, Tennessee

Weight Class: 38 lbs. 

Most significant wins/accomplishments: 2nd Place at State Championship; 1st place in 6 tournaments.  


Young Gracie McGrath has been a terrific addition to our HERO Quest. 'Wrestling tough' is the way she rolls, and she doesn't know anything else. Gracie has been a true inspiration in her youth, and we have come to love her enthusiasm and her willingness to always see the fun parts in the sport. Not to mention her fastest pin was in a splitting 6 seconds! We don't see a ton of girl wrestlers at HERO, but we love to see them, and we hope Gracie can be a great inspiration for all female wrestlers. Gracie has amazing ambition, aiming to be the best female wrestler of all time. She is more than up to the task.

So please read on to check out how awesome Gracie is, and be sure to check out all of our HERO LEGEND's on our blog. 


Why do you enjoy wrestling?

I like to win trophies! 


What's the best advice your coach has given you? 

To wrestle tough! 

How do you handle tough defeats? 

Keep wrestling.  

What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?

Having a 6 second pin.   

How old were you when you started wrestling?

4 years old! 

What is the most important thing wrestling has taught you?

Never give up. 

What is your favorite post-tournament meal or treat? 

I love nachos. 

Do you have a favorite song that gets you pumped up before tournaments and/or matches?

No songs, just focus!

What is your favorite wrestling move?

Running the Half Nelson!  

Who is your Hero/role model?  

My mom. 


What is your favorite subject in school?

Art and the library. 

What is your favorite movie?



Big Hero 6.   


Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?

Yes, tumbling.  

Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of sports?  

Not really! 

What are your goals for this season?

I want to place in the State Championship.   

What are your goals for your wrestling career? 

To be the best girl wrestler ever!   




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  • Coach O

    Great Job Gracie.. I am so proud of you, keep up the good work!
    - Coach O

  • Jessie McCulley

    Go Gracie! Hard work and dedication will help you become the best female wrestler!

  • Shea Ruark

    Go Gracie!

  • Donna Davis

    Go Gracie!!!!

  • Belinda

    Omg how great u are ms Gracie all that talent & Beauty?. Mimi & papa r so proud of u?yeah Gracie?

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