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A gap bridged on the mat

Bethesda-Chevy Chase senior Carla Amaya overcame the reservations of her parents -- who had limited exposure to girls playing sports while growing up in Colombia and El Salvador -- to compete in one of the most masculine of sports: wrestling.



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Bethesda-Chevy Chase wrestler Carla Amaya is joined by her father Carlos (left) and mother Patricia (right) on senior night. Carla's parents, who were initially uneasy with her interest in wrestling, arrived at the meet an hour early in order to support their daughter.

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Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Carla Amaya takes to wrestling mat with support of her parents
Article | Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Carla Amaya has grown as a person after joining the wrestling team. Her parents, both immigrants, were initially wary of to the idea, but have come to see the benefits.

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