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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:00 am

Scarborough High wrestler with one leg finds home after years of hardship

...As a freshman at Aurora Central High School in Aurora, Colorado, Sam was inspired to take up wrestling when he learned about Anthony Robles, a one-legged wrestler who won the 2011 NCAA Division I 125-pound championship as a senior at Arizona State University.

In his sophomore year, while attending a small Christian school in Denver, Sam wrestled for a cooperative team. Last season, he was in Colorado Springs, attending Palmer High and wrestling for Martin Davidson while living in a foster home.

“For a kid with one leg to choose wrestling as a sport, it shows something about his character because it’s not easy,” said Davidson, who has since retired from coaching after 31 seasons. “It is a brutal sport and it takes years of training and technique to get to a high level. It was tough on Sam, but he has shown progression and was willing to put in the time and work.” ... -hardship/
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