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Sara Stock moves up ranks
By KEVIN ENGSTROM -- Winnipeg Sun


Sara Stock as Dark Angel in Mexico. -- photo by Corey David Lacroix, SLAM! Wrestling


She's a dark angel with a chemistry degree whose fast-flying feet and fists render her enemies unconscious.

No, Sarah Stock is not a superhero -- she's just a Winnipegger with a dream. The dark-haired 24-year-old beauty is moving up the ranks in the unconventional world of professional wrestling, winning respect among promoters after a recent stint in Monterrey, Mexico.

Stock, who has wrestled for local independent groups here in Winnipeg for the past two years, said the move to Mexico last fall was a calculated one in the hopes of furthering her in-ring career.

DARK ANGEL

"I felt like I needed to go down there and get things going. A lot of people I know have gone down there and learned a lot and really benefited from being there," said Stock, who donned a mask and worked several matches as the Dark Angel in Mexico.

"There's just so many more opportunities to wrestle down there. I worked about five matches a week, which is more than I could do here," she said.

At first glance it would seem Stock should be well-removed from a career in headlocks and drop-kicks. A graduate of St. John's Ravenscourt, Stock has a chemistry degree from her days at the University of Manitoba.

But Stock, who became interested in wrestling after training in kick-boxing, said she couldn't picture herself wearing a lab coat for the rest of her life.

"I just realized I had no passion for chemistry and a whole lot of passion for wrestling," said Stock, who plans to return to Mexico next month. "I was so happy to graduate because I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life in a chemistry lab. I couldn't imagine spending even another year there, to be honest."

In addition to Mexico, Stock visited Ohio briefly, wrestling and training for World Wrestling Entertainment's minor-league circuit. Although making it to the bright lights and international stage of Vince McMahon's WWE is one of Stock's goals, it's not her only one.

"I want to be regarded as a good wrestler. I want to train more in Mexico and in Japan," she said. "Making it to WWE is a goal, but they're not the only thing going on."