When high school wrestling champ Deven Schuko heard that a young man with Down syndrome wanted to compete in a match, he didn't hesitate to volunteer.
And though he was undefeated, Schuko gave up that title in order to let Andy Howland come away the champion.
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"When you get a story like this, and a fine young man like Deven can step up and wrestle our Andy Howland, you know, he's in for a tussle," Dighton-Rehoboth High School Athletic Director Doug Kelley told Massachusetts ABC affiliate WCVB.
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Schuko, who goes to nearby Norton High School, said Howland brought his A-game. "He threw in a good move. He was strong. He's a tough kid," he shared.
"[Deven's] a class act," Norton wrestling coach Pat Coleman said of the star athlete. "[He] has a natural respect for any wrestler, such as Andy, and I think [he] just proved there that it's never wrong to do the right thing."
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As Schuko puts it, "If I had to lose to someone, I'd like to lose to Andy. It was a win-win in my book. He won, I won."
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