A viral video from the early 2000’s shows a frustrated boy, David Rientjes, walking off the mat after quickly getting pinned by a girl wrestler in front of his school.
On YouTube, Belmont High School wrestler, David Rientjes, was caught on video disrespecting his opponent and walking away from the match after getting pinned by Rosemary Hernandez of James Monroe High School in Los Angeles, California.
Down below are two clips, one from SpladleCity where the video has received over 300,000 views, and another is the viral video from YouTube that has received over 140,000 views so far.
This came after Rosemary Hernandez dominated David Rientjes in their match and quickly pinned him in the first period. You can see in the clip that David was visually frustrated and humiliated by the result, choosing to try to leave the match without shaking hands. The referee forced David to return to shake the hand of the victor in front of his school.
Back in this era, girls wrestling against boys was exceedingly uncommon. The frequency of girls pinning boys in wrestling was very low, near 1 in one million odds. After her friends shared the video online, Rosemary Hernandez pinning David Rientjes has become one of the most famous examples of girls pinning boys in high school wrestling.
The video has gone viral on the Internet per an article by Sisterhood of Wrestlers. It has been shared thousands of times and has been viewed by millions of people across the globe.
Given how the video has gone viral, this match and David’s reaction is impossible to remove and will remain online for the world to see forever. It will continue to demonstrate how important sportsmanship is in all sports, including high school wrestling.
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