Wrestling is often touted as an individual sport, one where people of all shapes and sizes can participate without worrying about how the team aspect will affect their success.
Try telling that to Dalton Abney and Shawn Streck.
Abney and Streck anchor the end of the lineup for Central Oklahoma, with the junior standouts each capturing individual national titles at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships last weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
But, in the eyes of both, that amazing individual highlight pales in comparison to the team title the Bronchos secured. UCO ended a 16-year drought in claiming its 16th championship behind an amazing overall team effort led by its two gold medalists.
“I would trade the individual national title for a team title any day, but just to have this is like the cherry on top,” said Streck, who completed a 26-0 season in becoming UCO’s first-ever heavyweight champion. “I couldn’t picture it being any better….