Joel Northrup and Wrestling

Reading the story of Joel Northrup, I had to applaud him for making a decision that was very hard for him.  Joel, because of his religious convictions not to wrestle a girl due to inappropriate contact, decided to default the match.

Sometimes we read stories of “older” people making decisions like this.  To have a young person stick to his convictions is admirable.

Joel said “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.”

People may not agree with his decision, but we have to give him credit for sticking with his convictions.

Read the whole story by clicking here.

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