Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio
I hated wrestling girls in high school. It was always a lose-lose. Best case, you win but everyone says "So what, it's a girl. You were supposed to win." But if she beats you? You'll never hear the end of it. We had one poor bastard who got pinned by a girl, coach wouldn't talk to him for a week. He ended up quiting. Hell, one time I beat this girl by 11 points, but didn't pin her and and caught shit for it (although I always had difficulty getting girls on their backs in high school.)
This is what I think might be the biggest problem when it comes to girls and wrestling. It is a lose-lose for the guy even if the girl they wrestle is really good. I had a kid on my team almost quit after he lost to a girl, it took me like an hour of convincing him that she was really legit. Actually right now I she is ranked number 1 on the Olympic ladder for her weightclass at 63KG. So even though she is a girl is was pretty friggin legit.
I have always tried to convice the guys on my team that gender doesn't matter because at the end of the day they are in the same weight class. But still there is a ways to go with that.