GOOD NEWS Undefeated Wrestling Team Captain Lets Student With Down Syndrome Pin Him
Anyone who says sportsmanship is dead has never met Deven Schuko.
Schuko, a senior at Norton High School in Massachusetts, was undefeated this year with a 27-0 record and more than 100 career wins.
But Schuko's perfect record is no more after he allowed himself to be pinned by Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School's Andrew Howland, a student with Down syndrome.
The Dighton-Rehoboth wrestling coach had asked the Norton coach if there was someone on his team who could be matched against a special needs wrestler. Learning of this, Schuko, a team captain, volunteered.
During the match, he allowed Howland to roll him over, pin him and claim the victory of a lifetime.
"He wanted a match, and I wanted to tangle with him," Schuko told WCVB. "He was strong. He's a tough kid."
"If I had to lose to someone, I'd like to lose to Andy. It was a win-win in my book. He won, I won."
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