Contact Us

Iowa High School Wrestler Forfeits Match Against Girl

Iowa High School Wrestler Forfeits Match Against Girl
YouTube

Joel Northrup is a sophomore at Linn-Mar High in Iowa. He is also considered one of the best wrestlers in his weight class and was a favorite to win in the state wrestling tournament he was to compete in yesterday.

Then he showed up, officially reported, and withdrew from the first match he was to compete in. His scheduled opponent? Cassy Herkelman, one of two girls who qualified to compete in the Iowa state wrestling tournament.

Northrup made the following statement: “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan 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 other high school sports in Iowa.”

Girls have been allowed to compete in boys wrestling teams in Iowa for more than 20 years but this was the first season where any girls have qualified for the state tournament.

More From 106.9 The Rock

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1069therock.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KLUB 106.9 The Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on KLUB 106.9 The Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!