Park wrestler’s blindness doesn’t diminish his heart to win

Devin Long’s blindness means he wrestles by feel, inspiring his Park teammates with his effort.

Devin Long is 2-38 in his past two seasons wrestling for Park of Cottage Grove High School, but his coaches only have glowing reviews.

Sometimes just stepping on the mat is cause for celebration.

Long has been legally blind since birth, due to scar tissue on his optic nerve. He is completely blind in his right eye and has 20/200 vision in his left, meaning anything more than 6 feet away is blurry. That hasn’t kept the junior from wrestling, though. He’s starting at 152 pounds for the Wolfpack this season. Continue reading at www.startribune.com