Girls should not pay the price when boys don’t want to compete against them

A Colorado wrestlers decision to forfeit a state tournament match rather than compete against a girl exposes the need for gender equity in high school sports When Brendan Johnston inspected the draw at last months Colorado state wrestling tournament and saw his forthcoming pairing, the high school student from Colorado Springs made a decision to show respect to his opponent. He forfeited. The reason? His opponent, Angel Rios, was a girl. And Johnson said that going forward with the contest was against his ethos because of the physical contact involved in wrestling. I guess the physical aggression, too, he put it: young men will be competing and working with women the rest of their lives so theyd better get used …