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    A high school wrestler in Iowa died Saturday after collapsing on the mat during a tournament, according to the school, NBC News reported.

    Spencer High School senior Austin Roberts collapsed during the school's invitational wrestling tournament and later died at Spencer Hospital, the school district said in a statement.

    His father told NBC News that the athlete had never collapsed before. "That's the hard part. He has never had any warning signs. We don't understand what happened," Roberts said. "One minute he was competing for the championship and was doing fine. The third period started and he just went down and never got back up."

    The high school will be open Sunday for grief counseling, according to the statement from the school.