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.
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