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Rancho Cotate’s Kimberly Rowley is part of the team
Press Democrat ^ | Jan 25th, 2014 | TED SILLANPAA

Posted on 01/26/2014 1:54:05 PM PST by rey

ROHNERT PARK — Rancho Cotate High School sophomore Kimberly Rowley is a wrestler who has autism.

Just don’t call her an autistic wrestler.

(Excerpt) Read more at pdpreps.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: autism; sports; wrestling
I'm not sure this is the best idea. The article says golfing was too demanding. Odd.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 1:54:05 PM PST by rey
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To: rey

I played neighborhood football with a tomboy once. I treated her like one of the guys, and was told I was too rough on her. Knowing what I know now, were I to face a girl on the mat, I’d walk off. It’s a no-win situation.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 2:01:20 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

bump


3 posted on 01/26/2014 2:03:31 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rey

From my experience back in high school on the wrestling team, it is the toughest sport there is, vomiting after a match was a given.

I preferred boxing.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 2:04:59 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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:: vomiting after a match was a given ::

musta been some ugly chicks on the other team....


5 posted on 01/26/2014 2:13:56 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: rey

Golf requires quiet solitude and contemplation. Wrestling seems suited for a chaotic mind. I don’t mean to demean her - it’s the best adjective I can come up with.

It’s probably why I suck at golf, much to my parents’ chagrin.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 2:18:06 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: rey

And if you read the article it did not say that golf was too demanding. It talked about how the meltdowns typical of an autistic person were handled by the wrestling team. It didn’t really spend much space about her time on the golf team.

I say good for this mom. She knows her daughter needs a set of skills and abilities that she will only get by being challenged. She is learning how to handle difficult situations and how to stick with it. This child may not be perfect in some one else’s eyes but her mother is showing her the way to be a good adult. Hurrah.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 2:27:48 PM PST by Nifster
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To: andyk

your description is accurate and not at all demeaning. And it explains why golf would not be a good match for this youngster. I think her mom is doing a good thing by requiring more of her daughter.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 2:29:15 PM PST by Nifster
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To: rey

I see no good reason to have girls do boys sports with boys or vice versa.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 2:38:42 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Nifster

I read the article.

Demanding does not necessarily mean physically demanding. “Melt down” is an idion which essentially means too demanding. If she is melting down, it is too demanding.

Chernobyl melted down because the demands on the system were outside the parameters of what the system could handle, or, too demanding.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 3:11:13 PM PST by rey
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The child is improving in handling her autism. That is what’s important.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 4:23:32 PM PST by B4Ranch (http://discoverthenetworks.org/ This website describes the networks / agendas of the political Left.)
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To: ReaganÃœberAlles

I see no good reason to have girls do boys sports with boys or vice versa.

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Oh, there is a reason for it — the left’s push to feminize our boys.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 5:02:14 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: rey

It seems to me that the coaches and the team mates from the wrestling team have been helpful and engaged with this youngster.

I agree that mentally the golf team is more demanding largely because it is an isolated game where no one else can help you or show you during the play.

I apologize for not fully understanding your point of view. Sometimes I react too quickly to the things I read. I suspect you and I agree more than not on this issue


13 posted on 01/26/2014 5:03:43 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Bigg Red

Exactly. They never stop trying to undermine American society in their quest for attaining the utopian, socialist dream.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:04 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: Nifster

I hear ya.

I am not so sure that I would want my son wrestling with a girl, or my girl wrestling with a boy.

I would be very cautious of an autistic child doing anything that might result in head trauma.

Thanks


15 posted on 01/26/2014 8:33:47 PM PST by rey
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To: rey

How many points are awarded for a “tittie twister”?


16 posted on 01/26/2014 8:39:39 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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