Grand Rapids Tidal Waves@grtidalwaves

Women’s Professional Tackle Football Team 🌊🏈
#grtidalwaves #ridethewavefearthewave

www.tidalwavesfootball.com/

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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

COACH SPOTLIGHT: Coach Beedell
Position: Offensive Line Coach

Experience: 8 years playing as a lineman, 6 years coaching

Occupation: State of Michigan, civil servant

Why I coach women's football: I live for this sport. My family will tell you that my life revolves around it...NFL, College, WFA. It doesn't matter. Even my wedding will be planned around all football schedules. When I was a player, I loved the contact and the competition...going one on one and daring my opponent to beat me. After I retired, Coach Troy offered me an opportunity I couldn't refuse, to teach women how to play a sport that was foreign to most. It is rewarding to watch these women evolve and understand the game.
Other hobbies: Softball, karaoke, and chillin with my peeps

Favorite Quote: "JUST ONE MORE" -Coach Beedell @linnybeedell


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #32 Tru Jonkman

Position: Fullback / Linebacker

Experience: Rookie

Occupation: Corrections Officer and Soldier in the Michigan National Guard

Why I play tackle football: I wanted to do something I hadn't done before.

Other hobbies: Weight lifting

Favorite Quote: "If modern science can come up with cinnamon dental floss, why can't they cure the flu?" -Rose Nylund (Betty White) on the Golden Girls @adamtrujonkman


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

We are excited to announce that Safety First Sports has renewed their sponsorship for our second season. They have been with us since the beginning! If you need football gear, at any time of the year, they are the place to go. If you don't play football, they also carry baseball and softball items. Check them out for all of your needs. They will work with you to ensure the proper fit for all of your gear. 🏈🌊 #grtidalwaves #ridethewavefearthewave #womemstacklefootball #wfa #safteyfirst


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

In the lab!!!! Week 3


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #4 Sarah Workman

Position: Wide Receiver

Experience: Rookie

Occupation: Foster Care Caseworker, Samaritas

Why I play tackle football: I grew up playing football in the neighborhood with the guys and watching the Green Bay Packers on TV. I have always loved the sport and longed to play. When I found out there was a women's tackle football team I was instantly on board! Bring on the season!

Other hobbies: Softball, snowboarding, playing guitar, traveling, anything athletic or adventurous!

Favorite Quote: "We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence." -Vince Lombardi @seworkman4


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #66 Justice A Galloway

Position: Defensive Tackle / Offensive Tackle

Experience: 1 year

Occupation: Welch Tile & Marble

Why I play tackle football: To use my natural aggression to help a team since I'm used to solo sports.

Other hobbies: MMA, singing, poetry

Favorite Quote: "Everyone has a plan until they get hit." -Mike Tyson


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #85 Brynn Pline

Position: Receiver

Experience: Rookie

Occupation: Banquet Server at the Amway Grand Hotel

Why I play tackle football: Three reasons:
1. I have always loved to play football in the 'outback' sense of the sport.
2. I loved watching my brothers play football. Since they are both graduated, they are done with football...but I'm not ready to be done with football so I figured I should do something about that.
3. It's another team oriented sport that I get to participate in, and team sports are my ultimate favorite to play and be part of.

Other hobbies: Learning about and living out my faith, rowing, triathalons, half marathons, snowboarding, wakeboarding, guitar, wine (and beer) nights, and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Quote: "The Lord Himself goes before you and with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." -Duet. 31-8 @brynnkathaleen130


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

It was an honor to meet these Otsego Public Schools students today and thank them for their generosity shown during the toy drive. 🏈🌊 #grtidalwaves #ridethewavefearthewave #womenstacklefootball
#wfa #wfanews


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #94 Thynosha "Big T" Harris

Position: Defensive Tackle / Offensive Tackle

Experience: 5 years

Occupation: Home Manager at AFC

Why I play tackle football: It's exciting, fun, and gives opportunity to just be yourself and not worry about looks and make tons of friends.

Other hobbis: Dancing, singing, cooking

Favorite Quote: "Life is too short. Break the Rules, Kiss Slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontrollably, and Never Regret anything that made you smile." -unknown


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

Flashback to the eve of our first game last season!! It was cold and snowy.πŸˆπŸŒŠβ„οΈ #tbt #puremichigan #grtidalwaves #ridethewavefearthewave #womenstacklefootball


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Grand Rapids Tidal Waves

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: #50 T'Coria "TC" Hill

Position: Lineman / Center

Experience: Rookie

Occupation: Student

Why I play tackle football: Tackle football is more than a hobby; I've always dreamt of actually doing something I loved but being a girl it always seemed forbidden. I love the toughness of the sport and it goes to show you can do whatever the hell you wanna do in life. Just go for it!

Other hobbies: Cooking, singing, dancing, poetry, making funny videos

Favorite Quote: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." -2 Timothy 1:7 @thisisrarebuti___


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