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Thinking beyond the sky. CC: @usairforce @tothemooncitizen

Helen Maroulis is a Greek-American freestyle wrestler who competes in the women's 55-kg and 53-kg categories. She was a gold medalist at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada and a gold medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil she became the first ever American to win a gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games!!! 🌟🌟🌟 β€œFor younger athletes - women, especially, if it's a male-dominated sport - I'd say be very careful to just be true to yourself. I spent a lot of time trying to emulate how a male wrestler was. They're tough, they're very confident, they don't show a lot of emotion, and they push through everything. That's not me at all. I'm a wrestler but I have emotions, I'm sensitive. When I stopped trying to be something that I wasn't, I felt like I was freeing myself up to find ways to make it work for myself.” 🌟🌟🌟 She wrote a beautiful personal essay on fear and her experience becoming a female wrestler. Link in bio. We love you @helen_maroulis - thank you for being you. #wcw

I swear we are actually making a movie in between all this giant game playing.

Just the team working hard on a Monday.

Shakes count as breakfast, right?

Found my other half at the Williamstown Theater Festival 8 years ago. I love you @jennisennis #tbt πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Listen, I’m not even convinced that I should be allowed to edit photos before I’ve consumed caffeine but here we are. πŸ“· @alexandergreenwald

Have ya heard of brunch? πŸ“·: @alexandergreenwald

335/350/400 byeeeeeee

Cajun, I didn’t know it was possible to feel my heart continue to break deeper and deeper as the reality sets in. You were a brilliant pilot and an even better person. Thank you for inspiring me to work harder and live fuller. When you talked about the Air Force; the adventure, the rituals, the community - I felt your passion and purpose. Your humble attitude and ideals have stayed with me and inspired a stronger approach to my work. There is no Carol without you. You helped create her and I am forever grateful. I hold the call sign you gave me with your fellow pilots and Thunderbird brothers with pride. Its going to take awhile to get over this, but I understand that this is life. I am thinking about your family and the broken hearts at Nellis. Thank you for impacting my life. Rest easy brother. Sparrow, forever πŸ’”

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