Watch Mandan Wrestler Give a Special Needs Student the Most Heartwarming Win of 2016
We can always use a feel good story. Especially when it involves such great young people from our community.
Zach Dobitz, a student with Down Syndrome at Dickinson High School, got the opportunity to pin one of the top wrestlers in the state, Mandan High School's Dale Spilman.
According to myndnow.com, Dobitz's father is involved in Dickinson athletics and approached Spilman about the possibility of letting his son pin him in a match. Spilman even compliments Dobitz on his moves and said Dobitz was 'wrestling very well.'
Dickinson High Activities posted the video below on their Facebook page. The video has also become quite popular on Twitter.
This moment was not only special for Dobitz, but for Spilman as well:
Zach is a great kid. He has been very involved with many Dickinson sporting teams as a stat, water boy, fan, etc, so it was great for me to be able to give him the opportunity to wrestle a varsity match in front of his home crowd. It's a memory I will remember for the rest of my life
Spilman is currently 13-1. His only loss this season is to Dobitz and Spilman has no regrets.