Sports

Actions

Godby Freshman Gives Special Needs Wrestler A Memory For A Lifetime

Posted at 11:43 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-05 06:23:45-05

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fl. (WTXL) - "And then, he attacked hard, under the feet, and got a point," reflected Panama City Beach Arnold freshman wrestler Skyler Jarrell about a match that no one at last week's North Bay Haven Bash will soon forget.

"I did it and said to Julian, this is my party," he said, then added, "Good match!"

For one match, it was his party, and for Godby's Julian Green, he wouldn't have it any other way.

"My coach was like, let him pin you. Let him pin you. I was like no!" laughed Green. "But then when we were going on and on, I made up in my mind, I was going to let him pin me. I saw everyone else beating him, so I said, I'm going to let him win for the first time."

Win he did. The decision, coming on a whim, and not for Green's gain, but simply, to see the joy in Jarrell.

"He was like, ohhh!" said Green, flexing his arms to show what Jarrell did after he won.

"I said it, and he was screaming at me, good match! I said good game!" said Jarrell.

"After the match when he pinned me, everybody was yelling, and the bleachers were jumping," added Green. "One lady said I made her cry. People were like, that was Class A."

A fifteen year old freshman, wise beyond his years. For Green, perhaps he doesn't fully understand the impact he had on another man's life, but for Jarrell, it's a day he won't soon forget.