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Blind Boy Beats the Odds on Wrestling Mat

By WGAL News 8

A 10-year-old wrestler from Onaga who was born blind is beating the odds. The one-on-one challenge has kept Ty Pennington coming back to the wrestling gym day after day for four years.

“I just can’t wait to get out on that floor and do my stretches,” he said.

“Ty is a fabulous wrestler. He never complains. He is up for any challenge,” said Ty’s head coach, Alan Foster.

Last Saturday, Ty competed in the Osage City Wrestling Tournament and a Facebook video posted by Scott Walker from Topeka Blue Thunder Wrestling Club went viral. So far, It’s reached more than 21,000 views.

“You know, it made me happy because people all over the world have watched this video of me wrestling and they know it! They know I had a standing ovation, they know I did and I did,” Ty smiles.

And they were watching the video not just to see who wins, but to see Ty, who was born blind and has minor cerebral palsy.

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