Thursday, April 11, 2013

HS wrestler wins national title with daring 'Flying Squirrel' move (VIDEO)

A New York State high school wrestler used an incredible move to win the 138-pound Junior Class (11th grade) title at the National High School Coaches Association wrestling championships in Virginia  Beach.

What makes Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer's "Flying Squirrel" move even more spectacular is that it came when he was trailing 4-3 to 5th-ranked Alfred Bannister with only 10 seconds to go in the final period. You can hear the timekeeper call it out right before Rodriguez-Spencer leaps over his opponent.

Rodriguez's daring tactical gamble earned him the win and the Most Outstanding Wrestler award — not to mention the admiration of grapplers everywhere.

And it looks like the Cheektowaga (N.Y.) High School star did it without headgear too.

Just another reason the Olympics are going to miss this sport.

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