I saw that article. I don't have a problem with it that he defaulted after I heard his reasons. Both families seem to have no animosity towards each other.
I don't have a problem with it either, given his reasons. He's not being a jerk or anything like that. He was ranked 5th and had a shot at a title, so he must really have strong convictions. Nothing wrong with that.
Personally I would have ripped her head off. Once she stepped on the mat she is no longer a girl, just my opponent and she'd probably have it no other way.
For the first time ever in Iowa a girl made it to state. In fact two of them made it. They both just happen to be at the same weight in the same class. One girl lost her first two matches and is already done. The other is still in the winners bracket due to the fft.
My son wrestled a girl for the first time last year, but he and she were only 9 years old. Once they hit puberty though, I don't think I'd want my son to be wrestling girls nor would I want my daughters to be wrestling boys after the age of 12. I can't fault the kid for defaulting. I think if they had a separate girls division then more girls would go out for it - better for everyone.
well, I for one am happy that no boys took this position with Alyssa Lampe in Wisconsin. She not only went down state 3 times, but she placed 2nd her senior year behind a pretty good wrestler that you may have heard of: Thane Antzcak.........whom she beat in the Sectional finals! One of my friends kids wrestle her in a dual meet adn she majored him........great hips and stronger than an acre of garlic!
I'm sorry, but if you make the weight, you wrestle the weight, whether you are a boy, a girl, and or a three-armed martian, if that's your only opportunity. I blame the state high school athletic association. Iowa needs to get off its butt and offer girls wrestling in high school.
Here she is beating a Reiter. Gotsk to be a cousin of Mack and Bart Reiter.