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Clark wraps up prep career with state title for Blair Oaks

Clark wraps up prep career with state title for Blair Oaks

February 19th, 2012 in News

Craig Clark gets a tearful hug from his mom, Lisa, after the Blair Oaks senior made his way through the crowd to his family following his victory by fall over Lexington's Dallas Lamphier to claim the Class 1 170-pound championship Saturday night at Mizzou Arena.

Photo by Kris Wilson

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fresh off becoming the first individual state champion in Blair Oaks history, Craig Clark dashed into the stands and covered a sizeable portion of Mizzou Arena. He eventually found members of his family and the celebration was truly under way.

"They were all here, a lot of the family," said the senior, who wrapped up his career Saturday night with a Class 1 championship at 170 pounds.

And while it was an individual title, Clark wasn't about to characterize it as an individual accomplishment.

Clark's effort was part of a second-place team finish for the Falcons, as Blair Oaks took another step toward its eventual goal of a state title.