When teen athlete Austin Roberts tragically passed away after collapsing on his wrestling mat in December 2015, many in his Iowa town felt sadness. He was well-liked in his high school class, and held a lot of promise with a perfect record in wrestling.
That's why many are applauding his former opponent wrestler Ahmed Castro-Chavez and his amazing move in response to his untimely death. Castro-Chavez was scheduled to compete against Roberts in the next meet of the season. But since Roberts had passed away, he had no one else to compete against in that weight class. Many figured he would take the easy win, but instead, he did something totally unexpected.
He forfeited the match, giving Roberts a posthumous victory.
"I wanted to show Austin’s family respect because they are grieving," said Castro-Chavez. "I told Austin’s mom that I wished I could wrestle Austin again because he was such a good wrestler."
via Faith It