WATCH: Iowa wrestler wins national title, tosses assistant coach

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Iowa's Cory Clark celebrates after defeating South Dakota States Seth Grossin a 133-pound match in the championship round of the NCAA Division I wresting championships.
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ST. LOUIS -- Iowa's Cory Clark won his first title in his final collegiate bout Saturday night.

Clark gutted through a shoulder injury that forced him to miss multiple matches earlier this season to snag a go-ahead takedown with 1:20 to go. He then held his opponent down and held on for a 4-3 win.

"Did I ever think it was going to get done? I thought if it wouldn't have got done it would have been a disaster because that was my goal as a senior in high school," Clark said. "And each year I didn't accomplish that it hurt me inside. So to get it done this year is incredible. It means a lot."

But he didn't stop there.

After the win, Clark sent his assistant coach for a ride.

Afterwards, Clark explained that his coach, Terry Brands, wanted him to do it.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.