If you thought the State Wrestling Tournament was wild this year, wait until 2012. Not only could Cory Clark and John Meeks notch their fourth state titles, both could also finish their careers undefeated. Only five wrestlers in state history have finished their high school careers undefeated.
While I marvel at the dominance of Clark and Meeks, I enjoy the reaction of the unexpected champions so much more. Clark and Meeks appear as though they’re used to winning. For me, the coolest moments of the tournament are the underdogs that fight their way to the top of the podium, and then can’t stop smiling or fight back the tears.
Here’s a couple entertaining links from the SoundOFF email inbox… The first was sent from 19 different people in Johnston and features the Dragons student section at a recent basketball game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKC0l-TXP24 My favorite moment is at the :38 second mark… watch the kid stop to chug his Mountain Dew, then resume dancing.
The second comes from Cooter Ray’s second cousins… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1KJk23D3BI&feature=related