Ella will be 15 years old and a student of Tauranga Girls College when she competes in wrestling at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

How did you get into your sport? I got into wrestling via my brother, he started going to training because we knew the coach, Mark Grayling.

What do you love about the sport? What I love about the sport is how much it makes you think and how different it is to the basic school sports that are offered, it also tests your mental strength.

What inspires you? What inspires me is the need to keep fit, strong and healthy.

Career highlight: My highlight in wrestling was when I beat a girl in a weight range above me during National champs. Another one was when I got selected to go to Guam for the Oceania Champs and being able to represent New Zealand.

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