01/25/14 - 11:26pm
The group of children sat, fidgeting, whispering, giggling and watching until the referee called two names. Two girls moved quickly onto the mat, crossed legs, each grabbing the other’s ankle and then hooking one of their arms together and waiting for the word to go. Suddenly, an explosion of action and both girls are making fists and straining to grip, to slip is to lose. Finally, one gets the edge and starts to lean backward, pulling hard until the other girl slips and stops. The two shake hands and move back to the circle, waiting to cheer for the next duo.