wrestler hugs opponents father-Vanessa Schlaueter PhotographyThe Class 3A state high school wrestling championship this week in St. Paul, Minnesota ended with a standing ovation and some tears for the class act athlete who lost in the finals.

The cheers began after the victory of high school sophomore Mitchell McKee, who wanted to win the state title for his father because he is battling terminal cancer. But, the tears came after Malik Stewart, who lost the match, decided to go over to his opponent’s father and give him a hug.

“The crowd went wild and I heard a couple people say after I did it – that was pretty classy – but I just did it straight from the heart,” said Stewart.

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