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High school athlete refuses to wrestle female opponent

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    Last Updated: February 27, 2011

    A high school wrestler in wrestling-crazy Iowa forfeited a tournament match after refusing to grapple with a female opponent. Herkelman (20-13), a freshman, and Ottumwa, Iowa sophomore Megan Black (25-13) are the first two girls ever to qualify for the state individual tournament, which goes back to 1926.


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