Anna Crutchfield Prepares for WAKO Team USA Kickboxing

Upstate Karate fighter, Anna Crutchfield prepares for WAKO nationals and worlds, as she’s competing for a spot-on Team USA. The Ray Thompson fighter has accumulated over 60 fights in her amateur career between kickboxing, boxing and MMA. With only three weight classes in the female divisions, Crutchfield is battling for the 132-pound weight class spot.

On the Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast, Crutchfield speaks about training at Upstate Karate under Ray Thompson, father of UFC welterweight star, Stephen Thompson, and alongside many talented fighters including Thompson, Chris Weidman, and many more.

We also talked about how she was introduced to combat sports, what the future holds for her, her goals and inspirations, and much more. Crutchfield also mentions how branding is something new to her and she’s looking for sponsors.

This rising star will soon be a top prospect in kickboxing and MMA. If you are interested in sponsoring her, contact Crutchfield via social media at @acrutch19.



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Kyle Carroll
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).