Bare Knuckle Babes Lift Women’s Athletics (Photos)

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The legitimacy of women’s sports has been a contentious subject on this here Blog. For every Ogum the Bugatti, there’s Billie Jean the Jalopy.

For as much love as I give female mixed martial artists and WWE divas, physical limitations prevent them from properly competing with their male counterparts.

The elite Bare Knuckle Babes in the sport of noodling, however, prove women are just as talented as male bare-handed fishermen.

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The Bare Knuckle Babes wade through muddy creeks, wrangling catfish for female empowerment.

19-year-old Lucy Millsap won the 2013 Okie Noodling Festival outright, beating both men and women by wrangling a 72-pound catfish, which was good for the largest in festival history.

Millsap refused to enter the women’s division:

“My dad asked me if I wanted to fish in the women’s division and I said, ‘Heck no.’ I don’t want to fish in the women’s division. I want to beat the men,” Millsap said.

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With women winning in the noodling world, there are not many He-Man Women Haters Club left.

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Bare Knuckle Babes Instagram

Although, I can’t see much objection from male noodlers over the Babes crashing their party.

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Bare Knuckle Babes Instagram

The Babes also encourage other women to adopt the sport.

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Bare Knuckle Babes Instagram

I imagine muddy water is good for exfoliation as well as resistance training. That’s the new fitness hotness these days.

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Bare Knuckle Babes Instagram

We can all learn something from the Bare Knuckle Babes.

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Bare Knuckle Babes Instagram