There will be no asterisk attached to this victory.Eddyville-Blakesburg (Eddyville, Iowa)
wrestler Megan Black became the first female wrestler to win a contested match at the Iowa state wrestling tournament. Black scored a 10-0 major decision Thursday to achieve the milestone.
"I'm happy," Black told the Des Moines Register
. "I guess I got a win but I wish I would have finished stronger."
Black, a junior competing in the 106-pound weight class, also made history last year when she and Cassy Herkelman of Cedar Falls (Iowa) became the first female wrestlers to qualify for the Iowa state event.
Black lost her two matches last year, but Herkelman was credited with a win when her opponent, Joel Northrup of Linn-Marr (Marion, Iowa) defaulted his first-round match because he did not think it was appropriate
. Northrup's decision generated national attention.