VIDEO: The undefeated high school wrestling champion with no legs
Hasaan Hawthorne, remember the name.
18 years of age, from Alabama, a perfect wrestling record.
Hawthorne is the new state wrestling champion after a 37-win season and his story is inspiring the world.
A double amputee, the Huntsville native had his feet and legs amputated at the knees at just four months old because of a rare condition called tibial hememelia, which meant he was born without shins.
His parents made the decision to amputate his legs to give him the best possible chance of walking with prosthetic limbs when he grew older and the teenager hasn't let anything hold him back since.
Hawthorne's arms would be in proportion with a body standing at the size of 6'5". But having no legs, of course, doesn't lend itself to any kind of advantage in wrestling.
"It’s harder for him to get off his back than for other wrestlers,” his dad Demond told the Alabama Newscenter. "No matter who he’s wrestling, all it takes is one mistake and that can be it."
Anthony Robles won the NCAA wrestling championship in 2011 and he did it with just one leg. Hasaan Hawthorne's story is equally as incredible.
Check him out.
Main image via: @micnews.