Prep wrestler hopes his sport’s comeback story matches his own

Wrestling is a sport for survivors, such as St. Michael-Albertville’s Mitchell McKee.

When the International Olympic Committee proposed dropping wrestling from the 2020 Games in favor of such sports as equestrian, modern pentathlon and trampoline, the IOC again revealed itself as tone deaf.

Wrestling is, historically and philosophically, a seminal Olympic sport, a primal test of strength, skill, toughness and willpower. It is also a sport filled with admirable athletes and transcendent stories like Mitchell McKee, who 15 years ago today left a hospital ahead of schedule and against all odds. Continue reading at