As the gates opened, fans raced into the lower bowl of the Berry Center on Saturday afternoon to get into their spot for the evening full of championship matches.
The title bouts did not disappoint.
In an evening of fast-moving wrestling matches, here are some of the highlights of the night.
VYPE FILM: Championship Saturday
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CYPRESS – Once her final high school wrestling match was over, Amanda Mcaleavey ran towards her coach Ryan Crosby.
Just like last year – after she won the Class 6A 110-pound State Championship – the Cypress Creek senior embraced him. Except she didn't jump in his arms.
"When she was going to hug me and she didn't hug me as hard as she did last year when she won it," Crosby said. "I was like 'What's she doing'."
Instead, Mcaleavey ducked under his arms spun around and joyfully threw her coach onto the mat for one final time. This time as the 6A 102-pound State Champion.