February 20, 2011

Champion Gives Up Title in Co-ed Wrestling Tournament

Boy and girl wrestling
Francis Nye
Joel Northrup refused to compete against a girl at the Iowa state tournament in Des Moines, relinquishing a chance to become a champion because he said wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs. Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore who was 35-4 wrestling for Linn-Mar High School, defaulted his first-round match in the 112-pound class with Cassy Herkelman, a freshman from Cedar Falls.
It is sad that this child had to be put in this position of having his faith conflict with his quest to become a wresting champion in a state school tournament.  He should have never been forced to make a choice like this. There is something really wrong with this picture and for first time on this blog it isn’t religion.
What I really find disturbing is that co-ed wresting is allowed in high school.  Would you want your daughter groped by horny adolescent boys?  Really?  This young man should be commended for standing up to this kind twisted spectacle.   What kind of wresting program are they running in Iowa.  This is something that I would expect in ancient Rome. 
What are your thoughts on this?  Let me know below in the comment section.

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