Double Amputee Hasaan Hawthorne Wins Alabama State Wrestling Championship 2016
This is a human interest story and a testament to the human spirit, the will to persevere, and to personal courage.

On February 19 2016, Hasaan Hawthorne from Pelham High School in Pelham, Alabama finished a perfect 40-0 wrestling season by winning the Class 6A, Alabama State Wrestling Title in the 145 pound classification. Alabama has 7 high school classifications so Class 6A is the second largest. Hawthorne was named the Most Valuable Wrestler in the 6A Classification

Hasaan Hawthorne was born without tibias. He lost his first leg when he was three months old and the other one two years ago. Hawthorne uses prosthetics to walk around, but wrestles without anything on the ends of his legs.

19-02-2016, he capped an undefeated senior season with a 6A division Alabama state wrestling championship in the 145-pound class. Hawthorne came back from a first period deficit to beat Landon Thompson soundly. Last year, he got all the way to third place in the state meet, and this year he finally


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