As always a great tournament capped off by a great team race between OL and DC. Two great programs, with a lot of mutual respect. There are great dual teams, there are great tournament teams, and there are just great teams. DC is all three!
They have a couple of big names for sure, but this tournament was won in the wrestle backs. From top to bottom every DC kid was battling for bonus points where they could get them, 10-1 in the final round, kids battling through OTs, and injuries to finish 3rd, blood round losers battling back for 5th, teammates cheering loudly for each other, and in one of the coolest moments I've seen in a long time, the entire DC team jumping around Thurston chanting “Joey…Joey…” What a moment! and as as previous poster beautifully stated- his Dad was definitely smiling down from the heavens!
A little man once boasted, 236.5 at Darby was a record that would never be touched. DC reset that record last year with 247, maybe not a surprise given their senior class talent. What's crazy is that this year's DC team, put up that same 236.5 scored by the OL dream team in ‘17. We were told by the "insiders" and "experts" that this was a rebuilding year. We were told that this was the year that we could all catch you!
Congrats DC and OL, you continue to raise the bar for Central District wrestling.