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Teen Athlete Refuses to Wrestle a Girl, Forfeits Tournament

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Brendan Johnsonby Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews.com

A Colorado teen chose to forfeit two state tournament matches because his Christian religious convictions led him to conclude it would not be right to wrestle a girl.

“It’s so physical … physically close,” 18 year-old Brendan Johnston told Denver’s KDVR.  “I don’t think that’s really appropriate with a young lady.”

“It’s also very aggressive and I’m not really, I guess, comfortable with that,” added Johnston, a senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Johnson had been slated to wrestle Jaslynn Gallegos, a Skyview High senior in the first round of a state tournament in February. Then when he was offered a third-round consolation matchup with a second girl, Valley High junior Angel Rios, Johnson again demurred.

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