Undefeated wrestler loses to rival with special needs, makes his dreams come true

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Undefeated High School Wrestler Makes Opponents Dreams Come True


An undefeated high school wrestler made his rival's dreams come true - by losing to him.

Deven Schuko, a senior at Norton High School in Massachusetts, had won every single one of his 27 matches so far this year when he stepped on the mat to wrestle Andy Howland, a Dighton-Rehoboth High School wrestler with special needs.

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As a video shows, Andy swiftly pinned Deven to the ground before running off the mat to celebrate.

Deven told CBS Local he was impressed by his opponent.

"I've been in sports all my life and wrestling I believe is most demanding and for someone like Andy to wrestle and stick with it, I wanted to make his day," he said.

Anthony Pucino, whose son wrestles on Deven's team, recorded the video, which has since gone viral. He said he was in tears as he watched the incredible gesture.

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"It didn't technically count but Andy gets bragging rights to beating the best there is," Pucino told INSIDE EDITION. "The crowd was elated and gave the boys a standing ovation."

Deven, one of the top wrestlers in the state, has won an incredible 100 matches for his high school team.

"They wrestled with heart," Pucino added. "Great kids and I'm glad I was a part of it!"


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