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Albert Lea Wrestler's Selfless Act Gives Opponent First Win (MN)
KSTP.com ^ | 1/16/14 | KSTP.com/KAAL

Posted on 01/16/2014 4:04:46 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

A sophomore wrestler from Albert Lea intentionally lost his match in order to make his opponent's day.

"I found out he had down syndrome, and then once I was told that, I knew that I was going to give him the match because I was told he hasn't won a match or anything yet," Ryleigh Bure said.

He had his mother Danielle Bure film the match against Kyle, who was down syndrome.

Ryleigh said he didn't tell anyone his plan.

"Everyone deserves to win. I know what it feels like and he hasn't had a win yet, so I thought he deserved to feel what it felt like to win."

Though he didn't win the match, Ryleigh said he felt like a winner as he walked off the mat.


TOPICS: Local News; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: downsyndrome; wrestling
There's hope for this world still...

Video at link.

1 posted on 01/16/2014 4:04:46 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

so then why did he let the cat out of the bag?


2 posted on 01/16/2014 4:06:59 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

What if what the Down’s kid wants isn’t victory per se, but a chance to compete right alongside everyone else on equal terms?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 4:07:58 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If you’re going to do it, never admit that you did.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 4:09:38 PM PST by marron
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To: marron

Ya. I appreciate what he was thinking, but shhhhhh.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 4:13:23 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If I were handicapped, I would not want to “win” this way.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 4:17:58 PM PST by staytrue
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To: marron

“If you’re going to do it, never admit that you did.”

You should never do it in the first place.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 4:19:01 PM PST by staytrue
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Lousy letting people [and the DS kid] know about it.


8 posted on 01/16/2014 4:20:59 PM PST by Third Person
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To: andyk

Pretty much


9 posted on 01/16/2014 4:23:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Everyone deserves to win.

Why?

-PJ

10 posted on 01/16/2014 4:25:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Both in wrestling and judobduring practice you try to be a good uke, that is if you're the stronger, in practice you let the weaker person win, but make it extremely difficult for him so he will get stronger. But in competition, no mercy at all. I was always told that if you're a good wrestler you like losing!...because that's when you learn something and drive yourself to the next level...you never remember the easy wins, only the tough opponents. So to me this goes against what wrestling is supposed to be about. I hope he did lift the kid's spirits but maybe they both need an old school refresher on the goals of combative competition.
11 posted on 01/16/2014 4:44:52 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

So instead of showing the kid with downs some respect for his ability and effort, this punk showed disrepect and pity. Then he strutted about saying ‘look at me’.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 4:50:31 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Political Junkie Too

Didn’t you get the memo, PJ? We’re all equal. But some of us are more equal than others. :)


13 posted on 01/16/2014 4:51:12 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: maine yankee

Exhibition match. Doesn’t count in the individual or team standings. I’ve no problem with letting the other kid win an exhibition match.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 4:55:46 PM PST by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Because in this liberal world no one deserves to lose. We are all equal and we are all winners, aren’t we?

At one time, college graduates could be identified by their tassel what their curriculum was. Science and engineering students usually wore gold tassels and the rest of the graduates had tassels of a different color.

Now, at one particular school that I do not want to mention, every graduate wears a gold tassel to the great chagrin of my engineer son.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 5:07:06 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: marron

I agree. There’s no reason for the left hand to ever know what the right has given to charity.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 5:07:12 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Good story and post. There are some lazy, turds in the fishbowl here that would rather mock than spend a minute watching a video and getting a complete perspective.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 6:44:04 PM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Not so sure why so many here have a problem with what he did. He made the other boy work for his win. Good kid.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 7:09:12 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The coach should remove that wrestler from the team and take away his letter. No excuse for throwing a match, ever, for any “reason”.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 7:50:59 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: marron
'If you’re going to do it, never admit that you did."

"Not exactly a soup question, now is it?" [/Finding Forrester]

20 posted on 01/16/2014 7:59:51 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: yldstrk
"so then why did he let the cat out of the bag?"

Everybody knows the first rule of "Losing a Fight Club" is you don't talk about "Losing a Fight Club"...

21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:06:16 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Mixed feelings - nice gesture, but the statement “”Everyone deserves to win. I know what it feels like and he hasn’t had a win yet, so I thought he deserved to feel what it felt like to win.”” is an example of what’s so wrong in the leftist view of the world.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 2:53:28 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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