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Girl wrestler not bitter about default win

Updated: February 18, 2011, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Cassy Herkelman would have rather wrestled Joel Northrup than to become by default the first girl to ever win a match in Iowa's state tournament. But the 14-year-old said Friday she didn't feel slighted when he refused to wrestle her because she was a girl.

Northrup's decision garnered national publicity a day earlier, when the two were set to meet in a first-round match.

Northrup, a favorite to win his 112-pound weight class, cited his religious beliefs and said ...

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