In the biggest match of his career, Riley Berg showed off his true colors. He was calm, cool and collected. And most of all, he was a champion.
Berg captured the 138-pound Class B state wrestling championship with a pin over York’s Scott Fulsos. And he did so in dominating fashion.
“He was not going to be denied. Whatever it took, he was going to win this match,” Cadet head coach Ray Maxwell said. “He was going to empty the tank. He gave it his all.”
Berg certainly saved his best for last. Up 13-0, he pinned Fulsos (a 60-match winner) in 4:00 for his first-ever title. Immediately after the mat was slapped, pure elation poured out.
“It feels just like I imagined it would. To go out on top feels great. After all the hard work you put in, you don’t want to come up short,” Berg said. “You want to finish strong, and I finished in the best way possible.”
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