The Dighton-Rehoboth wrestling coach asked the Norton coach to match someone on his team with a special needs wrestler, according to ABC affiliate WCVB. Overhearing this, Schuko volunteered, and during the match laid flat while Howland claimed the victory of a lifetime.
"He wanted a match, and I wanted to tangle with him," Schuko told WCVB. "He was strong. He's a tough kid."
"This is a video of what a team captain and leader looks like," wrote Anthony Pucino, who shared the inspiring scene on Facebook. Pucino added that Schuko "took the time to make a dream come true for a young wrestler with special needs."
Howland's mother, Debbie wrote on Facebook, "It's nice to see good sportsmanship is not dead."