Minnesota teen lighting up wrestling mat — despite missing most of his right arm

Willmar high school junior Carson Eichhorst is doing well for the Cardinals, one of three sports he participates in while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

WILLMAR, Minn. — In a sports-crazed family, Carson Eichhorst more than holds his own.

And though he was born without a full right arm, Carson has always found a way to make it work on the athletic front.

A junior at Willmar high school, Carson is a wrestler at 113/120/126 pounds who has seen time on both varsity and junior varsity this winter.

He’s also a goalkeeper for the boys soccer team. And he’s a high jumper and throws discus for the track and field team.

“Since I was born this way, it’s the only thing I’ve known,” Carson said. “I’ve never had to make any real adjustments; I just found a way whenever I was little and stuck with it.” Continue reading at dglobe.com →