A high school wrestling star had the chance to go for an undefeated season, but he decided to let his opponent win instead — and he did it for the best possible reason. Devin Shuko had a 27-0 record when he faced Andy Howland, a wrestler at a neighboring school in Massachussetts. Howland made the team and trained as hard as his fellow teammates, despite the fact that he has Down Syndrome. When they hit the mat, Shuko could have preserved his undefeated season, but instead he decided to make Howland’s day. Watch his intentional loss — yet ultimately, an inspiring victory — below.
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 young man who earned his 100th career win a few days ago to join the century club at NHS, took the time to make a dream come true for young wrestler with special needs from Dighton Rehoboth’s team. So proud to have witnessed this. Truly a special young man.. Thank you Schuko! Posted by Anthony Pucino on Sunday, January 24, 2016