A native of Hawaii and pioneer in the sport of women's wrestling, Chun was a 2008 world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze-medalist, the first medal ever from an American in women's wrestling. Chun continues to shatter boundaries when she was named the head coach of the Iowa women's wrestling program in 2021, the first NCAA women's varsity program from a D1 Power 5 conference.
Sanctioned: Iowa's Fight For Women's Wrestling
Mar 7, 2022
The Iowa Hawkeyes was the first power five conference to start women's wrestling and they hired Olympic bronze medalist and world champion Clarissa Chun to be their coach. Additionally, Iowa girls high school wrestling had to fight to get sanctioned.