Always In Your Corner

In an Oak Park and River Forest High School classroom on the western edge of Chicago, a room full of seniors, including current Gopher freshman Larry Early III, needed ideas. Their latest assignment challenged them to find a cause, market a fundraiser, and raise money. Early immediately recalled a photo he stumbled upon the day before on social media and had his idea.

“It’s coincidence. I saw this little boy on social media. He’s was a little boy but he was also a wrestler, so I had a connection” with him, said Early. “I thought, `Well, why not fundraise for a wrestler?'”

In many ways that little boy, a four-year-old from near Tampa, Fla., was a typical young wrestler. Greco Roman Bouzakis was born into a wrestling family, a fact that may seem obvious by his name alone. His father was an extraordinary high school wrestler in New York who also wrestled at Clemson. All four kids in the family wrestle. Greco has been a wrestler from his first day on Earth. Continue reading at