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|Height||5 ft 3.5 in (1.61 m)|
|Weight||132 lb (59.9 kg; 9.4 st)|
|Wrestles for||Les Lutteuses Rochefortoises, Ealer Dayton, Athena2, Ringside Productions and Festelle|
|Years active||1976 - late 1990s|
|Assumed Competitive Female Wrestling Record|
|Assumed Competitive Mixed Wrestling Record|
Beatrice Goffin is widely considered as one of the pioneers of female submission wrestling. She was the first among submission wrestlers who traveled constantly doing private sessions and taking part in various events throughout Europe, as well as in United States.
Beatrice started wrestling in 1974 as a means to stay fit. She met an acquaintance every week in her apartment to train and explore her newly found love of freestlye and submission wrestling. In 1976 Beatrice and her husband husband, Michel Vieujean, formed Belgium's first female wrestling club - Les Lutteuses Rochefortoises (The Female Wrestlers of Rochefort). The club was officially recognized by the Belgium Wrestling Federation in 1978.
At first her father, being a father of 4 children - 3 boys, did not approve of her wrestling activities. But he changed his mind after Beatrice's professional achievements.
Beatrice's professional achievements in olympic-style wrestling include:
- two times Belgian freestyle wrestling champion
- gold medal at European Women's Wrestling Championship in 1982 - 1st place (pinning Nicole Verhote in the final fight)
- silver medal at World Festival of Women's Wrestling in 1986 (only 4 countries involved) - 2nd place (behind french Sylvie Maret)
Besides wrestling she also worked as a laboratory assistant. **(clarification needed)
In late 1990s Beatrice switched to training and never appeared wrestling in public or for a production company since. Instead she focused on training her students. She has trained such great submission wrestlers as Nadege, Xana & Puma.
In late 2005 Beatrice and her husband, local school principal, were charged with including an underage participant in one of the wrestling events. Allegedly the matches were either topless or nude, and they were all filmed. Only one of the contestants of the event was underage. Even though Michel and Beatrice have continuously denied knowing her true age, the media has been lynching them ever since. The battle with the law and the investigation continues to this day, and the final trial will be held in March, 2013.
Reviews of some of Beatrice Goffin's most notable matches.
Competitive female wrestling Record
A list of Beatrice Goffin's competitive F/F wrestling matches. This list is not complete.
|Date||Producer||Video Title||Opponent||Result||Rules||Comments & Links|
|1992||Ringside Productions||RP11||Ziggy||0-0||submissions only||In Tournament of Champions|
|1992||Ringside Productions||RP11||Kristie Etzold||2-0||submissions only||In Tournament of Champions|
|1992||Ringside Productions||RP11||Danielle||2-0||submissions only||In Tournament of Champions|
|????||?????||Christine Dupree||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 54||Sherry||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 54||Ria Klein||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 43||Sherry||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 42||Sheila||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 34||Ria Klein||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle||FV 34||Sherry||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Festelle?||Maggie Jennings||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Ealer Dayton||ED-5||Ali Day||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Women Warriors||???||Lee Price||?-?||submissions only||match ends with nude facesitting|
|1987||VSL||V012||Jocelyne Sagon||?-?||submissions only|
|1987||VSL||V008||Lynn Marie||?-?||submissions only|
Competitive mixed wrestling Record
A list of Beatrice Goffin's competitive F/M wrestling matches. This list is not complete.