Y.O.C. Wrestling Show Remembers Former Volunteer

Wrestling is a hard core, contact sport.

But Sunday at an East Wichita Falls facility, a special match stirred up lots of emotions as wrestlers took to the ring to remember a well-liked member of the Youth Opportunities Center.

The right moves can be exciting, but Sunday afternoon at the Youth Opportunities Center wrestlers say something was missing.

"Seeing him not here at the shows... Looking over in the corner as we're doing something and not seeing him," says Wrestler Joe LeGrand, who goes by the name 'Lil Joe.

That person is Beau Rogers.

In March 2011, the 36 year old production company owner died from a blood clot in his lungs.

And his presence at Pure Action Championship Wrestling matches is greatly missed now.

"He was one of those special guys, one of those unique guys who couldn't get in the wrestling ring so he tried to find something else to do," says Wrestler Matt "The Kidd" Garza.

That something was to get ringside and take up-close pictures and video of all the action.

So, to honor the man who was taken away too soon, wrestlers put together The Beau Rogers Memorial Tribute Show.

"We just all thought this would be a great way to commemorate him, to show Texoma who he really his. If they didn't know him they can come out to our show. See his pictures up on the wall and know the man himself," explains P.A.W.C. Ring Announcer Gary "Mr. B" Biggerstaff.

A man who turned painful actions inside this ring into a Kodak moment and who's passing one year ago still floors wrestlers at the Y.O.C.

Sunday's memorial tribute show raised $300 for Roger's family.

And coordinators say today was the first time since her husband's death that she was able to attend a wrestling match at the Y.O.C.

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