Spencer Wrestler Dies After Collapsing At Tournament – Details

Updated: December 21, 2015
Spencer Wrestler Dies After Collapsing At Tournament - Details

A Spencer High School wrestler has died after collapsing at a tournament Saturday hosted by Spencer. Austin Roberts died Saturday night after being taken to the Spencer Hospital.

A Spencer Hospital official confirmed to ABC9 News that senior Austin Roberts passed away at Spencer Hospital Saturday night.

“This is a time for grieving and providing support for Austin’s family, the wrestling team family, our school system, and the entire community of Spencer,” said Spencer superintendent Terry Hemann in a statement.

Spencer High School classes will run on their regular schedule on Monday, December 21. Grief counselors were made available at Spencer High School on Sunday.

Roberts, a 220-pound wrestler for Spencer, was ranked sixth in Iowa’s Class 3A.

A youth wrestling tournament scheduled for Sunday in Spencer has been cancelled.

A GoFundMe has been created to help offset medical and funeral expenses for the Roberts family.

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