An Iowa high school wrestler who became the first girl to win a state tournament match when her opponent refused to face her was eliminated from contention after losing both her matches Friday.
Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman said Friday that she believes Joel Northrup was entitled to default on their Thursday match because he believes boys should not wrestle girls because it's a combat sport.
I am amazed at how some adults are so harsh in their opinions of Joel. He is getting a lot of support but he is also getting a lot of negative comments. I sure admire Joel for his statement- He was very gracious in his words to the judges.
Search face book- Joel Northrup and you will see many or in support- but also many folks are very harsh with their words towards this high school student.
What are your thoughts? Was he right?