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Viral: High School Wrestler, David Rientjes, Walks Off Mat After Losing to a GIRL





A female wrestler about to beat a boy on the wrestling mat.

GIRL PINS BOY: Rosey pins David Rientjes (Belmont Wrestling)


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 after trying to intimidate her.

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 146,000 views so far.

This came after Rosemary Hernandez (red singlet) absolutely dominated David Rientjes (black spandex) in their match and quickly pinned him in the first period.  David had pushed Rosemary earlier in the match in an attempt to intimidate her, but that spectacularly backfired on him when Rosemary got the last laugh.

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.  The crowd took the opportunity to taunt David as a result of his very poor sportsmanship, yelling “you got beat by a girl!” multiple times.

Girl wrestler in red grabbing ahold of a boy wrestler who is in black. They are on a black wrestling mat.

GIRL PINS BOY: Rosey pins David Rientjes (Belmont Wrestling)


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 popular 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 match has gone viral, this video 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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