Wrestling

Moment: Richmond Gets Pin to Win

March 27, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Three matches remained in the Division 3 Wrestling Final on Feb. 28, 2015, and Dundee led 25-12 with a third-straight championship nearly in grasp.

But after his Richmond teammates Adam Boyd and Roy Costello fought back to pull their team within four points of the lead with only his 112-pound match left, senior Conor Behem found himself with an all-or-nothing title-deciding opportunity.

Behem’s pin in 1 minute, 7 seconds, gave Richmond a 27-25 win over Dundee and its first championship since 2012 – and after Richmond had fallen to Dundee in the Finals both of the previous two seasons.

Oh, and Behem finished off the victory despite wrestling with tears to a knee ligament and meniscus.

“I kind of broke down emotionally,” Behem said of the immediate aftermath. “It felt so good, words can’t even describe it.”

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