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Ryan Kocer

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Ryan Kocer is an amputee-wrestler from South Dakota.

Kocer was a three-time state champion wrestler at Wagner High School in South Dakota and a member of his high school's Red Raiders football team when he had an accident with his Ford F-250.[1] The accident crushed his right tibia and left him without his left leg.[1] Within months, Kocer was back on the mat helping his team capture the state dual title.[1] On July 16, 2008, Kocer won the 2008 Espy for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "One leg, and lots of heart in this prep wrestler." USA Today. February 24, 2008. Accessed on August 1, 2008.
  2. "Espy Award Winners." July 17, 2008. Accessed on August 1, 2008.