Disclaimer and disclosure: I wrestled in high school. Alas, JP, if this is how it goes down these days, will not (Ellie, too):
Preston Hill, the former Buchanan senior who has since been expelled, faces a sexual battery charge after police say he rammed two fingers into a teammate’s anus during a wrestling practice last summer. The trial begins Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court.
Hill’s father claims his son used a wrestling move called the butt drag that he learned from Buchanan coaches. The butt drag, when done legally and with proper technique, requires a wrestler to intensely grab his opponent’s butt cheek to obtain leverage and better positioning.
“It’s making wrestling look bad,” said Wheeler, who wrestled at Fresno State for two years before spending the past nine years coaching at the high-school level. “Some people already see wrestling as a dirty sport. Now people are talking about anal penetration and wrestling in the same sentence.”
Yes, that’s what’s making wrestling look bad!