Kent State Tuscarawas wrestler doesn't let a condition define his life

February 07, 2018 | Brynn Pennell

One medical condition won't define the life of Kent State Tuscarawas freshman Zion Clark.

The wrestler was born with a condition called caudal regression syndrome, a congenital disorder in which there is abnormal fetal development of the lower spine.

“My diagnosis hasn’t really affected my life good or bad, it’s just a day-to-day thing ...” Clark said. “I just kind of figured out how to do a lot of things, like when it comes to riding a bike, I can do it.”

Around age eight, Clark was introduced to a sport that would eventually impact his life forever: wrestling.