Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Inspiration Overload: High School Wrestler With No Arms or Legs !


Caleb Smith is a Minnesota high school wrestler with no arms or legs — but that hasn't stopped him from excelling at the sport and inspiring others.

Smith was born with a rare meningitis-like blood disease. As a result, when he was just three years old, doctors amputated his arms below the elbows and legs below the knees.

Today he's a 120-pound wrestler for Harding High School in St. Paul, Minn. His coach says Smith is stronger than most wrestlers at his weight and, while having no arms or legs brings some obvious disadvantages, it also helps Smith in that opponents don't know how to attack his unusual style. Teammates and competitors alike are inspired by his fierce determination.

For more, check out the remarkable NBC video report (above) that's been getting shared widely online since hitting YouTube earlier this week.

20 Videos Under 20 Seconds

1. Can You Say Banana?

Apples and banahoahahshas.

2. Cuban Spider

Cuban Pete is king of the rumba beat.

3. Running Toy Poodle

Just needed a little exercise.

4. Hokey Pokey Dog

Hokey Pokey on repeat.

5. Yay! Kermit Arm Flail

Typical Muppet reaction.

6. Gangnam Han Solo Style

Gangnam Style + Star Wars = 11 Seconds of Awesome

7. Crawling Cat

Pugs are pretty scary.

8. The Screaming Sheep


10. Soccer Ball + Face = Ouch

No description needed.

11. Cat Fight

Fur will fly.

12. Four Legs at a Time

Hoppity hop pug.

13. We're Trucking!

Trucking, trucking...whaaa?

14. 5 Little Welsh Corgi Pembroke Puppies

Sometimes all you need is a few seconds of puppies.

15. Cheerleader Fail.

High kicks.

16. Afraid of Technology

This is why people are afraid of technology.

17. How To Pronounce Hamburger

Now you know how to say hamburger.

18. "I So Pale"

Failed to watch for the red light.

19. Shortest Attention Span Ever

Well, that was fun.

20. PSYwalker

Luke tries to resist the Dark PSYde.

9. Sneezing Baby Panda


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