Honorary ESPY award given to wrestler battling cerebral palsy

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 13:16:42-04

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    San Diego, CA (KGTV) — When ESPN heard about wrestler Jonathan Garcia, network officials knew exactly what to do.

The teen who overcame a lifelong battle with cerebral palsy to make the Del Norte High School wrestling team earned an honorary ESPY award this week for his courage and determination.

10News Sports Director Ben Higgins presented the award to Garcia and his coach, Lucas Factor.

Garcia is determined not to let cerebral palsy keep him from pursuing his passion for wrestling.

“Losers makes excuses, winners make adjustments,” he told 10News, adding that wrestling helped save his life.

Garcia wrestled two seasons at Del Norte, and went on to be named the most inspirational wrestler in the state of California. Now he hopes the ESPY award will serve as an inspiration to others to pursue their dreams.

You can watch the ESPY awards ceremony from Los Angeles on Wednesday night from 8 to 11pm on ABC10.

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