I do not fault the Northrup kid for refusing to wrestle the girl. Maybe I am 20th century. I still believe that there is a difference between boys and girls, and that boys should not wrestle girls.
Also, today, reports USA Today, the girl found her match and was eliminated from the tournament after two loses.
Item from the Associated Press -- "Iowa wrestling standout Joel Northrup refuses to face his female opponent in the state championship, saying it was against his religious beliefs. The call likely cost him the championship. But the decision seemed to be respected by his opponent." See the video.