Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monster Mac

Mac McBride wrestles for Northwest High in Germantown, Maryland. The 6-3, 215-pounder has been nicknamed Monster Mac by his teammates. McBride had a 4th place finish at a school match last month. The deaf teenager also plays football and is a member of the school's track team. Rather than using sign language, McBride uses cued speech and hearing aids because his mother says "we wanted him to be able to function in the normal world and not just be immersed in a deaf culture," according to Maryland's Gazzette.