The wrestling news from around the nation produced some amazing stories, as state tournament action moved to the forefront.
In case you missed it, Alabama wrestler Ben Smith set a Wrestling USA
national record with 326 career victories.
In addition, Brandon (Fla.)
wrestlers Rossi Bruno and Clark Glass pulled off a first in Florida history by winning their fifth state titles. Winning one title is tough enough, but Bruno and Glass capped their senior seasons by also leading Brandon to its 12th consecutive Class 3A state title.
Bruno and Glass won championships in each of their four high school years, while adding titles as an eighth-grader and seventh-grader, respectively.
"Clark and I have been teammates for a long time," Bruno told the Tampa Bay Times
. "And I always joke with him that you media guys are going to talk about how I am the first five-time champ (because the lighter weight class goes first)."Also, Father Ryan (Nashville, Tenn.) senior Michael Hooker
finished his stellar career with a trio of Tennessee state records in winning the 170-pound title in Division II.
Hooker, who led Father Ryan to the team title, finishes as the state's all-time leader in wins with 239, and he also set the single-season mark with 65 victories. His consecutive win streak of 115 also is tops in state annals, according to The Tennessean.
"I was feeling it a little bit," Hooker told the newspaper about the records. "You wouldn't be human if you weren't."