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 AL.com, "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.
Hasaan Hawthorne named most Valuable Wrestler for Class 6A pic.twitter.com/hFj86x8Kde— Daniel Boyette (@danielboyette) February 20, 2016
First published in Esquire US.