As a matter of conscience and faith, they will treat you differently
February 17, 2011 5:49 PM Subscribe
A female has won a match for the first time at the prestigious Iowa State Wrestling Tournament . . . by default.
posted by Muddler (448 comments total)
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Her opponent stated, “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan (Black, the tournament’s other female entrant) and their accomplishments. However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and my faith, I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most of the high school sports in Iowa.”
Two women, Megan Black and Cassy Herkelman
, have been receiving attention lately as impressive competitors
. Herkelman's family, as well as others, do not condemn Joel Northrup
, home-schooled by his mother with a father, who is a minister at Believers in Grace, a non-denominational church in Marion, Iowa.