Hosting the conference tournament gave one final time for Maple, Patterson, Howe, Rutt and Lester to wrestle in competition in McCasland Field House, and the moment wasn’t lost on Maple as he gets ready to chase a second straight national title.
“It’s just been an honor and a blessing, I just thank God for the chance I’ve had here, Maple said. “The main thing was having my friends, my family here, feeling their support. It’s great to get a win in my last time at the Field House.”
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