Autopsy Confirms Spencer Wrestler Died Of Natural Causes

Date posted - March 11, 2016

wrestling matSpencer, Iowa — The death of a Spencer High School wrestler who collapsed during a December wrestling meet and died later that night has been determined to have been from natural causes.

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on the body of 18-year old Austin Roberts, and determined that his death was likely caused by a congenital heart defect.  “Probable dehydration” and “other significance” were also listed as causes in his death.

Roberts collapsed during a match at the Spencer Fieldhouse on December 19th after taking injury time to try and catch his breath.  He was taken to Spencer Municipal Hospital where he passed away later that night.

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