Remember the wrestler from South Dakota who had the farming accident and lost part of a leg?
Well, the gentleman is Ryan Kocer of Wagner and he posted a stellar season this year, taking fourth place to help the Raiders win the state B tourney.
Recently on a wrestling website I saw where he won the Best Male Athlete with a Disability on the ESPY's, joining Montana State Billings' Shay Oberg, who won the female award. That is quite the accomplishment for the two athletes and a feather in their caps. Here's a big kudos from GazPrepSports!
Anyways, what reminded me to blog on this today was when Ryan's relative from S.D., Becky Brunsing, e-mailed me. She had heard from a friend about the previous blog and checked it out and has been in touch a couple of times since thanking me for the blog and with updates. It seems the trip to L.A. for the ESPY was a wonderful time for Ryan and his parents.
In her latest e-mail to me, Brunsing said the family is proud of everything Ryan Kocer has accomplished. She also passed along a link to a video about Ryan. If any of you bloggers are interested: Here it is