photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com
Over the weekend, 2016 Olympian Haley Augello announced via social media that she would be retiring from competition. Today, TOM was able to catch up with Haley to talk about her decorated career, which also includes a Cadet World Championship, three WCWA national titles, a berths on world teams at three different age groups. Haley talks about why now was the right time for her announcement and what led into her decision. Never one to bite her tongue, Haley shares her thoughts on all of the recent controversy surrounding the promotion of women’s wrestling. Other topics we touched on include her start in the sport, preparation for Sarah Hildebrandt at Final X 2018, and her legacy in the sport. And with all of her newfound time away from the mat, Haley got her first “real” job.