As was previously reported, Jonah Snyder – a 20 year old wrestling student – passed away last week after suffering a medical emergency at The Black & Brave Wrestling Academy in Moline, Illinois. The Black and Brave Wrestling Academy, for those who don’t know, is owned by former WWE World Champion Seth Rollins. Snyder was training with others when he became ill and was instructed by trainers to sit down. His condition worsened and 911 was called. Snyder went into cardiac arrest after paramedics arrived and was pronounced dead at Genesis Medical Center.
The Quad-City Times reports that when they asked Rollins for comment, he directed them to the academy’s statement on Twitter, seen below:
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our student, Jonah Snyder. Jonah attended the first night of our 7th Black and Brave class a week ago. After briefly participating in fitness drills with his classmates he abruptly fell ill. Emergency personnel were called and Jonah was rushed to the hospital. He passed away en route. No cause of death has been determined.
Jonah loved professional wrestling and in closing we wanted to leave you with his words. Below is an excerpt from the essay Jonah penned for his application to our school. All of our thoughts are with Jonah’s family and friends as they go through this incredibly difficult time.
“I live, breath, sleep, and eat wrestling. It’s in my blood. I want to learn it so I can travel the world putting a smile on people’s faces. I wanna give them hope or something to believe in.”
Our statement on Jonah Snyder pic.twitter.com/5OjikHafNg
— B & B Wrestling (@BlackandBrave) September 14, 2016
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