Doctors Who Helped in Wrestler Collapse Honored

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Doctors and staff who helped a high school wrestler after he collapsed during the State Dual Team Championships in Des Moines Wednesday were honored at the event Saturday morning.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior Tayler Pettit collapsed about 30 minutes after his second match of the day at Wells Fargo Arena. He was rushed to hospital and remained in serious condition for two days. Doctors say he's now out and doing much better.

"You know, you never know when you're going to be needed, and it's nice that all the people were here and all the players were here," said Dr. Dennis Zachary, who practices family and sports medicine and was called over to help Pettit after his collapse. "I think really having EMT staff here in the building was just crucial to saving his life."


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