By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The MRVC East dual conference championship between Richmond and Holden came down to the final match – and beyond Monday night at the RHS gym. The Eagles claimed the league title on the fourth criteria of the tiebreaker after both teams battled to a 34-34 tie.
Holden ended the conference dual season with a 5-0 mark when the Eagles were awarded the victory Monday by winning the most first points of the match, 15-12. Richmond ends the dual season with a 4-1 MRVC East record and a 10-5 overall showing.
The Spartans held a 34-30 lead entering the final match after David Parker defeated Holden’s Alex Butler 11-4 at 195 pounds. Holden needed a win by fall from its two-time state medalist Austin Tevis at 220 pounds. The Eagle junior battled Richmond’s Kaleb Heber and had to settle for a 9-0 major decision. The win gave the Eagles the 4 points it needed to tie the match and send it into the tiebreaking decision that took approximately 10 minutes before the final decision was made.
Holden won the first two matches of the night with Ryan Stout earning a fall over James Gardner in 1:39 at 285, followed by Richmond surrendering 6 points at 106 due to an open weight class.