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.


This is a video of what a team captain and leader looks like. Devin Schuko, a senior with a 27-0 record this year, a...

Posted by Anthony Pucino on Sunday, January 24, 2016


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