Ohio prep wrestler with Down syndrome wins first match

National Trail’s Brooks Henning (left) prepares to wrestling Wayne’s Tyler Stephens last week at Northmont. Photo courtesy of Annie Montgomery
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National Trail’s Brooks Henning (left) prepares to wrestling Wayne’s Tyler Stephens last week at Northmont. Photo courtesy of Annie Montgomery

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National Trail freshman Brooks Henning pinned senior Tyler Stevens of Wayne on Nov. 25 at the Northmont Wrestling Premier.

The outcome caused the crowd to go crazy because Henning, who had never wrestled before, has Down syndrome.
Despite losing the match, Stevens had a winning attitude.
“I remembered how it felt to lose my first match, and I didn’t want him to feel like that.”

Bravo, Tyler.
Hennings, NT vs. Stevens, Wayne

Brooks Henning getting a win for National Trail.  Thanks Tyler Stevens from Wayne for being a great sport.

Posted by National Trail Wrestling on Saturday, November 26, 2016