6A wrestling is a little more than 2 hours away from the championships, by far my favorite part.
But this tournament certainly hasn’t been boring. What looked like a one-team race (Goddard) after last night has become a whole lot more interesting. Derby had 10 in the finals and third-place matches. In the third place matches, the Panthers won six of eight, vaulting them over Goddard and into first with 199 points to Goddard’s 186.
Goddard’s still the favorite, though, with seven in the finals. That’s a lot of points there. Derby needs to win its finals matches at 160 and 189 and needs some help. Will the Panthers get it? That we will have to see.
They’ve got the two outside mats picked up and just the one mat on the ground now. The championship stand is up. Hmmm, it looks a little banged up.
The TV cameras are in place now. Just met Manhattan coach Bob Gonzalez’s son whose a wrestler at Fort Hays. There are few coaches who will introduce you, the evil media, to their kids. But like I said yesterday, coach is different. He’s so darn nice.