KSU Tusc Wrestler Featured in Film on Netflix

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Michele Spring Reporting:

(Wednesday, August 08, 2018) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – A 20-year-old wrestler born without legs, from a condition known as caudal regression syndrome, is the main focus in an upcoming documentary on Netflix.

Zion Clark, from Massillon, is a member of the Kent State University Tuscarawas wrestling team and grew up in foster homes until he was adopted during his teenage years. He was introduced to wrestling in the second grade and has since become a wrestling phenomenon.

KSU Marketing Associate Deb Ellwood says Zion has overcome obstacles and accepts challenges both on and off the mat.

“Zion, he’s just a great all-around person. He faces every day with a smile and does not back away from any challenge, in fact, he doesn’t believe he has any challenge. He’s just a normal guy.”

The inspirational documentary titled Zion, will showcase his early struggles and his life and time at Massillon High School.

“The film is a look back at his early life and his young career as a wrestler at Massillon, where at first he faced some adversity and ended up becoming a top-notch wrestler there who was respected and known throughout the wrestling world.”

The Sundance film has already won several awards including Best Short Documentary at the Atlanta Film Festival and Best International Short Documentary at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The film is also a nominee for Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary is set to air August 10th.

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