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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STATE WRESTLING: Sandquist makes history, becomes first-ever wrestling state champ for Kingwood Park High School
CYPRESS – In the history of the Kingwood Park wrestling program, the highest finish by a wrestler had been fourth place.
Maddie Sandquist was the most recent to do it, finishing fourth last year in the 128-pound weight class, after going 1-2 in the state tournament her freshman year.
"Honestly I thought second time was the charm," Sandquist said with a laugh. "So, yes going into this year I definitely thought third time was the charm."