New Jersey 14-Year-Old Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy Determined to Be World Champion

July 31, 2021

Sophie Sharp, 14, trains in the mixed martial arts sport of Jiu Jitsu 7 days a week. “Even though it’s a male dominated sport doesn’t mean women can’t thrive,” the New Jersey teen told Inside Edition Digital’s Leigh Scheps. As a female teen athlete, she wants to be a role model for young girls and women. Sophie picked up Jiu Jitsu when she was 10 and has since won over 30 gold medals -- mostly recently competing against a 31-year-old.