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Girl Wrestler Eliminated After 2 Tourny Losses
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa high school wrestler who became the first girl to win a state tournament match when her opponent refused to compete against her has been eliminated from the tournament.

Cedar Falls freshman Cassy Herkelman lost her quarterfinals match 5-1 Friday morning and was pinned in a consolation match later in the day.

Herkelman and Ottumwa High School sophomore became the first girls to qualify for the tournament in its 85-year history.

Herkelman's favored first-round opponent defaulted rather than face her because he says wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs.

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