Thursday, January 22, 2015

BW Wrestler's Inspiring Story Featured in NCAA Video

The inspiring story of BW junior education major and wrestler Jesse Gunter is the focus of a recent NCAA video which showcases the student-athlete's quest to fight his way to the top despite being legally blind.

The video shows how Gunter, a motivated and dedicated wrestler, who was born blind in one eye and ninety percent blind in the other eye, has wrestled his way to high heights, placing third in the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championships, earning Division III All-American honors and an impressive sophomore wrestling record of 34-5.

It also features Gunter's parents and his coaches who have been inspired by the Yellow Jacket's ambition to be the best.

Gunter is presently competing in his third season of wrestling at BW, on track to earn his third varsity letter and more as one of the top ranked Division III wrestlers in the country.