Jared Stevens: Wrestler with Cerebral Palsy Wins Match
A middle-school player lets his disabled opponent win
Jared Stevens, a first-time wrestler at the Sunset Middle School, is caught on camera winning his first match. As Jared suffers from cerebral palsy, his opponent helps him out by throwing the game.This video, uploaded on Saturday, December 1, puts forward a testament to sportsmanship and humaneness, the likes of which are rarely seen.
Stevens, from Brentwood, Tennessee, got to wrestle a teen picked out on the spot. The player seems comfortable in the situation, and not at all scared or put off by being paired with a disabled boy.
"Jared just likes to do stuff like everybody else. [...] There's a limit to what he can do, but something like wrestling, he can do that as much as he can do. He just enjoys being out there participating. He doesn't mind trying anything," Jared's father Phil is quoted by the Franklin Home Page as saying.