Will Over Pain

After qualifying for semi-state with a win in his initial regional match, Blackford High School’s 220-pound wrestler Isaac Rogers injured his shoulder in the next match and was forced to injury-default his remaining matches that day.

Over the next week, Rogers, his parents, coaches and doctor struggled with the decision of whether he should try to compete despite the injury.

This is the story of the competition and the decision to go ahead as well as a profile of Rogers the student-athlete