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12-Year-Old Wrestler Could Teach Pro Athletes a Thing or Two about Sportsmanship

You'll be touched by the reason this young athlete actually helped his opponent beat him.
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KHALIA2 5/17/2018 2:45:26 PM
Just precious! Report
ALICEINDAWSON 9/3/2017 1:17:15 PM
I disagree that throwing the game was 'helping' the young man, His victory was in being part of the game and not letting his disability stop him from participating in life. Throwing the game for him, is reinforcing the cultural stereotype that only 'winning' is winning.

I know the young man who threw the game did it out of a good place. This is not a critisism of him. This is a criticism of our society which divides people between winners and losers instead of having a more open, inclusive attitude to competition and life. Do you know in some cultures community and togetherness is more valued than being the top person to win? We need more of that in North American society. Report
SURFINSAFARI12 11/17/2016 11:59:14 AM
paying it forward! Report
PACEKA1 8/27/2016 9:18:00 PM
My step son was a wrestler and I know how hard they train. This video brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. What this boy did to give his opponent an opportunity to feel like a winner - awesome! Report
GONNABERIGHT 7/15/2016 10:36:13 AM
The world can learn from these boys; the courage to do something you know you might be ridiculed for, and the kindness to support and make someone else feel pride. Report
LOULOUWLG403 1/22/2016 11:06:09 AM
This video is Awesome, Brilliant, Great, and Touching. Have a Fabulous & Blessed Friday! Report
WESJGEIER 9/10/2015 8:25:04 AM
Oh my heart...beating a little happier after watching that! Report
GREENWOODTAM 9/3/2015 4:37:32 AM
Nice to see someone want to lose to make someone else succeed Very rare indeed, but true sportsmanship is to lose and be happy for the one who wins especially if you both are of same qualifications, like a job promotion or raise. People are so self promoting these days to point of disgusting and lack of values. True hero!! Report
JOEWAND 7/8/2015 12:14:54 PM
Great example for all of us, not just the kids! Report
SB0901 6/21/2015 11:28:30 PM
Oh yeah, I cried. I teach middle school, and I will be showing this in my classes next year! Report
BETHSNOW61 6/21/2015 9:25:58 PM
OMG, that made me cry! That youngster truly knows what sportspersonship means. Report
WESAPHILLIPS 10/28/2014 9:05:43 AM
So cool to see a young man do that....I am soooo hoping his family, coach and friends were so proud of him!! I wish more people were like that.....I still have tears in my eyes!! Report
PURPOSEPOWER95 9/3/2014 10:12:18 AM
very touching...that young man show great mercy and love. Report
BANKER-CHUCK 8/29/2014 3:39:14 PM
Should be a warning along with these inspirational videos....Kleenex required!! Report
LIFENPROGRESS 8/4/2014 11:59:51 AM
That goes far beyond great sportsmanship -- that is love personified. Report