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.
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak."
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.
THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON ON EARTH IS THE HUMAN SOUL ON FIRE
"I like to relax with a chainsaw." Tom Brands 12/4/09
i had to wrestle 2 girls. i was a sophmore in high school and called my dad and asked what to do. he said "If she wants to do a sport like a man, wrestle her like one." i take nothing away from women wrestlers, a lot of them would probably kill me! but as soon as you step on the mat your just another opponent that isnt going to show me mercy.
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.