Spencer Wrestler Dies

December 21, 2015

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SPENCER, IOWA (AP) – A SPENCER HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLER HAS DIED AFTER COLLAPSING AT A WEEKEND TOURNAMENT IN NORTHWEST IOWA.

SPENCER HOSPITAL SPOKESWOMAN TIA MANWARREN SAID AUSTIN ROBERTS DIED SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL.

ROBERTS COLLAPSED EARLIER DURING A TOURNAMENT AT HIS HIGH SCHOOL IN SPENCER AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. IT WASN’T IMMEDIATELY CLEAR SUNDAY WHY HE COLLAPSED.

ROBERTS WRESTLED AT THE 220-POUND WEIGHT CLASS, AND HE WAS RANKED SIXTH IN THE STATE IN CLASS 3A. LAST YEAR, HE PLACED EIGHTH IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

THE 6-FOOT-4 ROBERTS ALSO PLAYED ON THE OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LINE FOR THE SPENCER HIGH FOOTBALL TEAM.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS PLANNED TO OFFER GRIEF COUNSELING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY. AND A YOUTH WRESTLING TOURNAMENT THAT HAD BEEN SCHEDULED IN SPENCER ON SUNDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.