State Wrestling Wrap
Nwankwo falls in late seconds, Area wrestlers win gold, Allen dominates
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HOUSTON – It was one of the highly anticipated matches of the evening in the Class 5A bracket.
Defending state champion Chidozie Nwankwo against Highland Park's Aidan Conner in the 5A-185 pound title bout.
After it seemed as though Conner had won due to a call of interlocking hands against Nwonkwo, the Foster coaches protested. The call was overturned, forcing an overtime period.
Tied at 3-3, with 10 seconds on the clock, Conner was able to escape Nwankwo for the one point and the 4-3 victory.
"The other coach did his job," Foster coach Jeff Rayome said. "Whether we agree with it or not the referee overturned a call that he made to take it into overtime. Then in overtime we just ran out of time. The kid just slipped out at the last second. It's all controversial but we just have to do better. Not leave in the refs hands or leave it up to the time clock."
This marks the second-straight year that Nwankwo has been in a title match. The Foster junior entered the match 23-0 on the year.
"One more year," Nwankwo said. "It's been a real good run. It's helped me with football to this day.
"Next year I'll come back harder."
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