Eighteen-year-old Ellis Kempf is captain of his wrestling team, the Royal Oak Ravens.
He wrestles in the 152-pound weight class.
Kempf is also completely deaf without his cochlear implants, which he can't wear during matches.
Most of the time, it's not an issue. Kempf has a sign language interpreter who signs his coach's instructions during matches.
But during state matches sanctioned by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), Kempf's interpreter was prohibited from moving around the wrestling circle to maintain eye contact with him.