Monday, February 17, 2014

Kentucky High School Wrestler with Cerebral Palsy wins match on Senior Night

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour
Follow @NHSCARadioShow

When you spend enough time in high school sports like I have, you come across many great, inspirational stories.

This one out of Kentucky tops them all, because as I watched the video and read the story of Willie Burton of Fairdale High School in Kentucky, I NEED to enjoy these two videos from the Courier-Journal.

To set the stage, Willie Burton has cerebral palsy.  He can't stand up, so he has to crawl on the mat, but that hasn't stopped him from being a wrestler on his high school team for the last four years.

Aside from forfeit victories, until last week's Senior Night, Willie had never won an actual match on the mat.  That all changed when he beat Sydney Smith of Pleasure Ridge Park High School with a 6-4 decision.

Below is video of the entire match.  Even if you aren't a fan of wrestling or if you don't understand the sport, you still need to watch this.

After you watch the video, check-out the story written by Adam Himmelsbach by clicking here.  You can also meet Willie in the video below.

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