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.
Calm and collected after the win, Cory Clark SHOCKS the arena with a THROW of Iowa coach Terry Brands!!!! #NCAAWrestling— NCAA Wrestling (@ncaawrestling) March 19, 2017
After the win, Clark sent his assistant coach for a ride.
He threw coach on the ground! 😂💪 pic.twitter.com/qGQx3UScsX— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 19, 2017
Afterwards, Clark explained that his coach, Terry Brands, wanted him to do it.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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