Friday, 18 February 2011

What Is The World Coming To?

An up and coming US high-school wrestler, Joel Northrup of Iowa, has given up any chance of winning the Iowa state tournament after forfeiting his first round match against Cassy Herkelman, a teenage girl.

"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy. 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."

Cassy then went on to win by default and even though boos were heard in the crowd as her arm was raised in victory, Cassy's family say they hold no ill will towards Joel.
Good grief! A young man sticking by his morals in the face of political correctness! Heaven forbid he continues this behaviour, he may start opening doors for ladies or even holding some strange belief that they are the fairer of the sex. As for Cassy's family being OK with this travesty, don't they know they could have sued for discrimination and retired rich?
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4 comments:

McGonagall said...

Somebody without this lad's scruples is going to kick her ass.

Groompy Tom said...

My thoughts exactly, McGonagall.

From the photo they look pretty evenly matched, give it a few years and she'll come face to face with some corn-fed country lad who will thoroughly enjoy repeatedly bouncing her off the mat.

Jack said...

Mixed wrestling would have transformed my school days for the better.....

banned said...

I've been predicting "mixed wrestling" in the Olympics for a while now but only in jest, never did I really think that it would come to pass.

Oh well, bring on the mud wrestling but, bravo Joel Northropp, moral victor.

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