With four wrestlers out and four freshmen stepping in, the odds weren’t exactly in Columbia’s favor against Clay in the Cat 5 Duals championship match.
Columbia has learned more about its team in the last two weeks than the first month of the season.
With a stroke of his pen, Columbia senior Matt Ross embarked on the next chapter of his journey.
Columbia cruised to the final round by knocking off Chiles in the semis, but the Tigers hot start to the day came to a halt quickly against state contender Lincoln.
Over a year has passed since David Thompson's heroics – pinning his opponent in the championship final, which cemented Columbia's first-place win at Tiger Duals.