The story of a wrestler throwing a medal in the garbage is one the stories trending on the Internet Wednesday and the Examiner.com has obtained the photo of the trophy that was rescued from the trash, courtesy Sam Louwagie/The Daily Iowan. That photo is above.
McDonough is a three-time All-American wrestler. Many are asking, 'how could an experienced athlete take a loss so hard as to throw a medal in the trash?'
The story of the wrestler throwing away his medal in the garbage was first reported by a student reporter, Sam Louwagie.
UPI reports, “It was discovered later by an intrepid student reporter, Sam Louwagie, who has yet to explain why he was digging around in the trash."
“This is the 2nd place 125 pound Big Ten trophy. We found it in the garbage. twitter.com/SamLouwagie/st…
— Sam Louwagie (@SamLouwagie) March 10, 2013”
Why would McDonough be so angry at the loss?
"It was McDonough’s third loss this season, the most he has ever had," Louwagie wrote in his story for The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's student newspaper.
Louwagie got a lot of response to this story. He later Tweeted, “Lots of response on McD's medal last night. My take: It just shows his and the program's mindset. Fed up with 2nd, not accepting it.”
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