The creative members of Mud Queens are always adding elements to the show. It's a combination of punk rock, feminism, contact sports, and activism that embodies the Windy City's gritty, DIY ethos. Ingrid Hansen, aka Calamity Pain, is an account manager for a human resources company. VICE checked out this year's Halloween event with photographer Danielle Scruggs to meet the Mud Queens and get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to throw a bloody good wrestling match. Erica de Marco, aka Ultimate Whorrior, is in school for aerospace engineering. When you think of mud wrestling, you think of girls rolling around seductively, but we bring strength to it. Mark Macoun, aka the referee, is a public servant and one of the original members of Mud Queens.
River. Age: 27.
What started as a goofy fight among friends evolved into a legit organization that hosts indoor matches from April through October at music venues and bars throughout the city.
Zariyah. Age: 31.
Inside an Underground Women's Mud Wrestling Ring in Chicago
The creative members of Mud Queens are always adding elements to the show. She faces off with Britt Murphy left aka the Ovarian Barbarian. Kira Elliot, aka Brownie Bruiser, hoses off after the match. We wrestled in warehouses or on the street. When you think of mud wrestling, you think of girls rolling around seductively, but we bring strength to it.