Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 2/14/13
A high school wrestler, who spent last summer training as a lifeguard, may have saved an elderly man's life on Thursday.Schuyler LaRue, a junior from Maryville, Tenn., administered CPR to 68-year-old Ron Bussey after the man collapsed in a restroom prior to the start of the state wrestling tournament at the Williamson County Expo Center.Emergency medical staff quickly came to the aid of Bussey before taking him to a nearby hospital. The Kingsport, Tenn. native is listed in stable condition Thursday night and is expected to be just fine.From the USA Today:“I had actually been in (the restroom), left, and thought I needed to go back,” said LaRue, who is in the 182-pound weight class. “I was in there and an elderly gentleman passed out. I saw him and thought he was stumbling, and he fell and hit his head. “I got him in a neutral position and started doing compressions and just did what I needed to do. His pulse went in and out, and I just kept going until someone came in and tapped me on the shoulder and said I’m an (EMT).”As for the competition itself, LaRue went on to record a victory in the opening round of the tournament before falling in the round of 16.
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