They told a champion wrestler she couldn’t join the team because ‘girls don’t play boys sports’
November 26, 2019


Trista Blasz knows she can win, and the 12-year-old wrestler has a trophy case full of awards to prove it. She’s so good that her local high school’s coach took the rare step of inviting the 7th grader to wrestle on one of his teams.

But there was a problem: the school’s doctor wouldn’t let her.

Not because of her fitness or her size, Trista’s family said, but for a reason laid out in messy blue script on one of her medical forms.

Girls don’t play boys sports in Lancaster schools,” the physician wrote after Trista’s physical.