"Stone Cold" Katie Moore
Throughout history, the Olympic sport of wrestling has brought names like Hulk Hogan, Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson and Andre the Giant to discussions at the dining room table with the family. Men have dominated the sport for centuries. However, bursting through the glass-ceiling, the wrestling world will have a new household name to remember - Katie Moore.
Daughter of Local 338 member Doreen Tiernan, Katie Moore is an incredibly talented and exceptionally ambitious female wrestler. “I’ve seen a lot of tears that have come off the mat from my male opponents.” Moore is the first girl to wrestle on the Riverhead High School Varsity Wrestling Team, often surprising her male counterparts with complex strategies and advanced techniques.
Katie was introduced to her passion of competitive wrestling at a young age, while practicing at Westhampton Youth Wrestling. She exhibits a natural talent for sports, having participated in five varsity sports teams throughout her life. When asked how she fares against her male opponents, Katie has said “men are biologically stronger than me. But I push myself and try to do the best I can.” Her modesty speaks volumes about her character, having won hundreds of matches against male wrestlers.
Currently, Katie attends Life University in Georgia where she wrestles on her college’s women’s team, while maintaining a remarkably high GPA. She is majoring in Biology with a desire to become an Orthopedic Surgeon after graduation. Katie also has her eyes set on the 2028 Olympic games in Los Angeles, where she plans to compete.
Our Local 338 member Doreen says, “Katie continues to make us all extremely proud every day, I can’t wait to see where the world takes her!” We’re looking forward to it, too!