"The Girl on the Mat" is a sports drama about Hayden, a high school female wrestler poised to be the champion of her state as she struggles with her Mother's health and her team-mate's abusive behavior.
Hayden has been wrestling since childhood. As the daughter of a recently deceased NCAA wrestling champion, and a failed cello player named Rachel, Hayden's passion to the sport is severely tested once her mom shows a lack of support as she approaches the Michigan Individual regional tournament. With competition getting more fierce, and the relationship with her mother growing more complex and complicated. Can Hayden find the endurance to advance to the state championship?