Undefeated High School Wrestler Throws Match To Opponent With Down Syndrome

Anthony Pucino

This is why we love sports.

Deven Schuko, an undefeated senior wrestler at Norton High School, went toe-to-toe with Andy Howland, a Dighton-Rehoboth High School student with Down syndrome.

Seconds later, Howland handed Schuko his first loss.

“He threw in a good move,” Schuko said. “He was strong. He’s a tough kid.”

Howland’s shrug at the end of the match just shows what this meant to him. Good on Schuko for reminding us what sports are all about.