Man at His Best

Watch This Double Amputee Wrestler Win A US State Championship

Double amputee wrestler Hasaan Hawthorn is a powerhouse.

BY Peter Wade | Feb 22, 2016 | Fitness & Health

High schooler Hasaan Hawthorne ended his 37-0 undefeated season with an Alabama state wrestling championship title on Saturday, and it was quite a sight to behold. 

Born without tibias, one of Hawthorne's legs was amputated at three months old. The other was removed just two years ago. Although Hawthorne uses prosthetics to walk, he wrestles without them.

"I plan to go to nationals and then in college," he told, "but I don't know where yet."

Hawthorne moves on to nationals with a perfect season and Class 6A, 145-pound Alabama state wrestling championship. He was also named Most Valuable Wrestler in his class.

First published in Esquire US