During a meet, the undefeated 125lb freshman wrestling sensation was thrown to the mat by his opponent, landing on the side of his face. At the conclusion of the round, the wrestler called a medical timeout and reported nausea, dizziness, and feeling imbalanced. After bringing the athlete for further examination, the team athletic trainer deployed the SyncThink platform, suspecting some level of impairment. However, the smooth pursuit results were normal. Now suspecting a vestibular-balance dysfunction, the athletic trainer quickly assessed the wrestler with components of the VOMS. This made the wrestler feel worse, and as a result, the athletic trainer decided to discontinue the match.
Additional tests determined the wrestler had developed visual motion sensitivity (VMS), meaning he would need to undergo a specific and more intensive rehabilitation program in the coming days to improve dynamic balance and orientation before he could resume wrestling. This targeted approach allowed the wrestler to return ten days later – just prior to the NCAA championships – where he placed 2nd.