By Father Ryan wrestling standards, the Irish were caught in a long drought when it came to the Wrestling Dual State Champions. They hadn’t won a duals state title since 2010 and had been runner-up the last four years.
“When you lose in the finals five or six times, you worry if you’re ever going to win one,” said Ryan Coach Pat Simpson.
The worries are over as the Irish topped Baylor 36-21 in the finals of the Division II Wrestling Dual State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center. In a dual tournament, a team’s complete lineup competes against that of another team and they advance through the tournament as a team. Photos by Andy Telli