Northwest NEWS

April 30, 2001


Writer supports a girls' wrestling team

A key sentence in my April 3 letter regarding girls wrestling boys was left out. The sentence was "Parents of female wrestlers could form a girls wrestling team."
   I am very much in support of girls wrestling. Perhaps by forming a private girls wrestling team, or forming a school team, as one follow- up writer suggested, more girls would choose wrestling as a sport and the numbers would grow.
   In the meantime, I still believe that it is totally inappropriate and wrong for boys and girls to be wrestling each other. I challenge you to let your conscience be your guide this time and ask yourself whether it doesn't seem appropriate and right for boys to wrestle boys and girls to wrestle girls.
   Mary Aslin, Woodinville