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Wrestler Ends Career by Forfeiting to Girls, Cites Religious and Personal Beliefs


Reported By Bryan Chai | Published March 3, 2019 at 10:26pm

It’s no secret that the far left is utterly intent on blurring and destroying the lines of gender distinction. From hospitals to movies to plays to bathrooms, far leftists seem almost obsessed with destroying the very notion of man and woman. In no arena, however, is that train of thought more impactful and destructive than in the realm of sports.

No matter what leftists try to say, there is a scientific difference between men and women. In matters of strength, agility and stamina, men will typically have the advantage over women, especially in high school sports where teenagers are still growing and developing physically. Unfortunately, that pervasive line of thinking from the left only seems to continue to grow as more institutions kowtow to that insane fantasy.

And yet, there may be hope after all.

As Fox News reports, this damaging line of thinking from the far left that manhood and womanhood are somehow interchangeable hasn’t infected everyone. 18-year-old Brendan Johnston, a senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ended his high school wrestling career with some curious losses.

To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with losing in wrestling or other sports. Losing happens in life and it’s important to learn from losing, no matter what participation trophies try to argue otherwise. But in Johnston’s case, those losses might actually make the senior more impressive than if had he won those respective matches.

That’s because, according to KDVR-TV, Johnston forfeited his first round match in a Colorado state wrestling tournament to Jaslynn Gallegos, a senior at Skyview High. Fox News notes that Johnston’s “religious and personal beliefs” spurred his decisions. Johnston then effectively ended his high school wrestling career with another forfeit when he refused to wrestle Angel Rios, a junior at Valley High, in the loser’s bracket.

To put it bluntly, good for Johnston. His refusal to wrestle the girls is a breath of fresh air in a sports world where biological men are lauded for beating women.

“It’s so physical… physically close. 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,” Johnston told KDVR.

“And I guess the physical aggression, too,” Johnston told the Denver Post. “I don’t want to treat a young lady like that on the mat. Or off the mat. And not to disrespect the heart or the effort that she’s put in. That’s not what I want to do, either.”

“My coach always says, ‘Wrestling is what we do, not who we are,’ and that’s something I’ve taken to heart,” Johnston said to KDVR. “The decision I made was important to me, enough to know that I’d be done with my career after that — at least for high school. I’m OK with that.”

It may just be one instance, but it’s still a ray of hope in an increasingly dreary sports landscape.

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Bryan Chai has been a writer for The Western Journal for over two years and has written more than 1,300 stories for Conservative Tribune and The Wildcard. He specializes in sports and politics.

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