An internet video showing hundreds of high school students at a Jell-O wrestling event is raising eyebrows, and concerns, in Cedar Falls A video was posted to YouTube earlier this week that shows what some call a Cedar Falls High School homecoming tradition, hundreds of teenagers watching and participating in Jell-O wrestling at Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls.
The video shows several high school-aged girls wrestling in a pit filled with the dessert, accompanied by hip hop music featuring obscene lyrics. The girls attempt to remove their opponent’s shirt before boys designated as referees intervene.
There are also some incidences of possibly intoxicated girls flashing their breasts to the crowd. Cedar Falls police have confirmed that they had three officers on hand to provide crowd control, but school superintendent Mike Wells has called the event “unacceptable” and said the school had no idea about the planned Jell-O wrestling.
The video has since been removed from YouTube.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls