The drama is over in the Iowa state high school wrestling tournament.
Cassy Herkelman, a freshman from Cedar Falls who advanced by default Thursday when a boy refused to wrestle her, lost twice Friday and was eliminated, CNN affiliate WHO-TV in Des Moines reports.
Joel Northrup of Linn-Mar, the boy who refused to wrestle any girl because of his religious convictions, won one match Friday in the consolation round but then lost and was eliminated.
A second girl, Megan Black of Ottumwa, lost Thursday and again Friday and also was eliminated.
There had been a chance that Northrup and Black would have faced each other if both had advanced through the consolation bracket.
Herkelman and Black were the first two girls ever to qualify for the state individual tournament. All three wrestlers are in the 112-pound weight class.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Cassy and Megan and their accomplishments," Northrup had said in a statement after his forfeit Thursday. "However, wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and my faith, I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most of the high school sports in Iowa."