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UPDATE: Iowa high school wrestler died from natural causes

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UPDATE: (KTIV) A preliminary investigation points to Austin Roberts dying of natural causes, according to a medical examiner. 

An autopsy and laboratory analysis will be performed to determine the official cause of death. 

One determined, results will be released to the family. 

Spencer Schools superintendent Terry Hemann says a service for Austin Roberts has not been set yet. 

Hemann says community members have been bringing in food and water for students while they go through grief counseling. 

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We spoke to some who knew Austin, they were too shaken up to talk at this time.

The Spencer School Superintendent Terry Hemann had this to say, "This morning there were a lot of tears, a lot of hugs and those type of things, but there were also some laughs talking about stories about Austin. Austin was a student that was a student bigger than life in many ways, a large young man 220 pound student, with a laugh as big as any room you can put him in, good kid."

"I really don't know what happened. It looked like things were going ok and then all of a sudden he was on the floor like there was nothing there left to give like he was completely worn out," said Gwen Kardell, Sacred hart Catholic Church.

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A Spencer, Iowa high school wrestler died after collapsing at the Tigers' home invitational on Saturday.

According to the Spencer Community Schools Facebook Page,  senior Austin Roberts collapsed during the championship match of the 220-pound weight division at the Spencer Invitational on Saturday, as he and his opponent were walking back to the center of the mat.

Spencer Hospital officials confirmed that Roberts passed away at the hospital on Saturday night.

Roberts placed eighth at the Class 2A state tournament last year.

A youth wrestling tournament scheduled for Sunday in Spencer has been canceled.

A crisis team was meeting at Spencer High school on Sunday, offering grief counseling for students and faculty.

The Spencer Tailtwisters have set up a GoFundMe site to help with Roberts' medical and funeral expenses.

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An Iowa high school wrestler dies hours after a meet.

The senior wrestler from Spencer, Iowa, in northwest Iowa,wrestled at the Spencer High School's home invitational on Saturday.

According to the Spencer Hospital, Austin Roberts passed away at the hospital on Saturday night.

Roberts, a 220-pound wrestler for Spencer, placed eighth at the Class 2A state tournament last year.

A youth wrestling tournament (preschool through eighth grade) scheduled for Sunday in Spencer has been canceled.

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