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UPDATE: Creston/O-M wrestler had seizure, in critical condition

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A wrestler who collapsed during a state dual had a seizure and remains in critical condition, according to a physician interviewed by the Des Moines Register.

Tayler Pettit collapsed after his 182-pound match, in which he was pinned after 3 minutes.

Dr. Dennis Zachary told the Register that Pettit had a seizure, and that Pettit was in "stable but critical condition" at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines as of Wednesday evening.

Mercy officials initially confirmed Pettit was hospitalized there, but when asked about his condition, a person answering the phone in his ward told KWWL, "I have no idea what you're talking about" multiple times before disconnecting the line.

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A high school wrestler has collapsed after he was pinned during a state wrestling meet in Des Moines.

Tayler Pettit, who wrestles for Creston/O-M, collapsed after his match at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

Pettit was pinned after 3 minutes and 16 seconds in a Class 2A, 182-pound match against Union wrestler Tanner Shirk, according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.

Pettit was given CPR as he was taken out of the arena, and he was also shocked with a defibrillator, according to KWWL's Zach Grant, who is on the scene. He was then rushed out on a stretcher.

The Creston News Advertiser says Pettit was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. His condition is unknown.

WHO-TV in Des Moines said Pettit's parents and coaches are working on a joint statement, telling WHO that "Tayler is not making his own decisions right now," but not elaborating on what that means.

KWWL's Zach Grant is on the scene and will bring you more updates as they become available.

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