Coming Soon: Helen Maroulis - Girls Can't Wrestle

Helen Maroulis

Helen Maroulis did the unthinkable when she stunned 3x Olympic Champion Saori Yoshida, of Japan, in the gold medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics. But her journey starts long ago when she struggled just to find opportunities in wrestling.

And that's where we begin our latest FloFilms series, Helen Maroulis: Girl's Can't Wrestle.

Helen heard those words plenty while growing up in a male dominated sport, before there was even women's wrestling in the Olympics.

We get to know Helen as she tells her story resistance at a young age,having success and leaving home at an early age and never looking back.

The series takes us through the peaks and valleys of her life from her struggles of being judged, to the struggles with her inner self, to nearly giving up and vanishing before the Olympics and eventually achieving the feat of a lifetime.

We even got her to read us some revealing diary entries from when she was younger!


This series takes place in three different settings. We get to see Helen training with 1996 Olympic Champion Kendall Cross at the NYAC in New York, she visits her high school and first ever wrestling room in Maryland and we get to spend some time with her and coach Valentin Kalika in southern California.

Helen Maroulis: Girls Can't Wrestle

Trailer: April 5
Episode One: April 12
Episode Two: April 19

News And Notes From Week 3 In D1 Wrestling


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FRL 246 - Iowa Has A Huge Decision To Make


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Fresno State Wrestling Makes Its Return


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#1 Travis Wittlake Opens Up About Changing His Commitment

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“Something just didn’t feel right on my visit.” 

Ohio State Hosting Kent State & Cleveland State In Thanksgiving Throwdown

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Second-ranked Ohio State hosts Kent State and Cleveland State in the Thanksgiving Throwdown at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The tri-meet gets started at 7 PM ET LIVE on FloWrestling.Here is the format:

Olympic Champ Khinchegashvili Loses Twice In One Day

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Olympic gold medalist Vladimer Khinchegashvili was one of a few stars competing this weekend in Russia, but he had a day he'd like to soon forget.

FloWrestler Of The Week: Jacob Warner, Iowa

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Iowa's Jacob Warner spurned the freshman-sophomore division for the open bracket at the Lindenwood Open and impressively navigated his way through four matches to win the tournament title in St. Charles, MO, on Saturday.

Keystone Classic Seeds Released

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The 2017 Keystone Classic is going to be lit. Over a dozen ranked wrestlers are headed to the Palestra in Philly on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions of Penn State headline the event by snagging eight No. 1 seeds. Check out the full list below.