We've all had injuries that kept us from wrestling at one time or another. For Upper Iowa freshman Maleek Williams, he had a little bit more keeping him away from the mats this season. On Episode 247 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, we'll talk with the Super Region 3 runner-up about it.
Ok, it's simple. Williams had a stroke and open-heart surgery — IN NOVEMBER. The afflictions kept him out of competition for nearly three months. In a situation that could have cost him his life, Williams recovered, got cleared and then qualified for the NCAA Division II championships this coming weekend in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Coaches Heath Grimm and Nate Skaar also chime in. This kid is just amazing.
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