SPC Bridgette Duty
While competing at a state cross country meet for her high school in 2015, Bridgette was asked if she was running to lean down for wrestling – her first introduction to the sport. Her school did not offer it, so she started training at a club nearby. She had never been the fastest runner or the strongest powerlifter, but found wrestling allowed her to combine skills she had developed in other sports. Bridgette wrestled for the University of the Cumberlands while studying for her bachelor’s degree in biology. A three-time College All American and two-time US Open Placer, Bridgette also qualified for the Olympic Trials in 2021 – and looks to take her career to the Olympics in Paris in 2024.
I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to wrestle while also being able to represent the Army as well as my country.
3rd place - U.S. National Championships, Las Vegas, NV (Freestyle 62kg)
College National Champion
NAIA University National Champion
Olympic trials qualifier