By defaulting he basically forfeits the match without it going as a forfeit on his record, if that makes any sense to you. But anyway, what do you think about this? The statement released from the male wrestler:
Now, at first, you might think that this kid forfeited just so that he wouldn't have to face the possibility of losing to a girl. But, I mean, he went 35-4 in the regular season, so it's unlikely that he would lose and I doubt that was his reasoning. What do you think?"Wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times," Northrup said in a statement released by his high school. "As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa."