Beatrice at Festelle in 1987/88
August 16, 1951
|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 travelled 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 freestyle and submission wrestling. In 1976 Beatrice and her 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.
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|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV54 - International Topless Tournament part 2||Sherry||0-0||submissions only||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV54 - International Topless Tournament part 2||Ria Klein||1-0||submissions only||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV43 - International Topless Wrestling Part 2||Sherry||3-0||Beatrice wins by 3 submissions - a breast smother, a thigh choke and a headlock.||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV42 - International Topless Wrestling Part 1||Sheila||2-0||Beatrice wins with 2 headlock submissions||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV34 - Wrestling In One-Piece Suits||Ria Klein||?-?||submissions only||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||FV34 - Wrestling In One-Piece Suits||Sherry||?-?||submissions only||Link to match|
|1987/88||Festelle||E3 - Oil & Erotic Wrestling||Mitzi||0-0||Oil wrestling||Link to match|
|????||Festelle?||Maggie Jennings||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Women Warriors||???||Lee Price||?-?||submissions only||match ends with nude facesitting|
|1987||Video Sports||V008||Lynn Marie||?-?||submissions only|
|1987||Video Sports||V012||Jocelyne Sagon||?-?||submissions only|
|????||Video Sports & Ealer Dayton||V033 / ED-5||Ali Day||?-?||submissions only|
Competitive mixed wrestling Record
A list of Beatrice Goffin's competitive F/M wrestling matches. This list is not complete.
Beatrice in 1987, before her match with Lynn-Marie
The ref declares the result of Beatrice vs Sheila
Pinning down Kristie Etzold in 1992
Beatrice vs Ria Klein
Beatrice vs Ali Day
Beatrice vs Maggie Jennings
Beatrice vs Tigra