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
It was time to wrestle for gold at the @BerryCenter & the day did not disappoint. Check out some of the best moments and celebrations! #UILState @ChidozieNwankw @AmandaMcaleave1 @CyFairISD @UIL_AD @FosterFootball @OTHSWrestling @KPRC2RandyMc pic.twitter.com/C0uhkrKC5M
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) February 23, 2020
CYPRESS – Dressed in a white long sleeve shirt with a silver UH logo on the right side and a plethora of medals hanging around his neck, Corey Harris watched from the front row.
He watched his son Chidozie Nwankwo finish his high school career with one last gold as a win in the Class 5A, 285-pound State Championship match capped his stellar career.
Moments after the win, Chidozie came over and the two embraced. It was an emotional hug. One that had a lot of meaning to the both of them.