Newtown, CT teenager Jack Wellman is named Sports Illustrated's "SportsKid of the Year"...
When Jack Wellman suffered a serious back injury at football practice, the three-sport athlete was told that he wouldn't be able to take part in the football and wrestling seasons. But instead of sitting on the sidelines, the 14 year-old proved that even with the biggest setbacks, you can still make a difference.
Though the newly-named 2013 SportsKid of the Year couldn't participate in sports, the Newtown, Conn. teen was asked by his local youth wrestling association if he wanted to come to wrestling practices and help out. Jack gravitated towards the younger, more inexperienced kids, and it quickly became noticeable that he was a pro with them.
"The parents from the sidelines watched how he almost had this sort of magical effect in being able to get 3 and 4 year-olds to concentrate on how to sink a half nelson,"explained Rob Accomando, a parent of one of the wrestlers.
Watch Jack practicing with the young wrestlers in the video above.