Correction: Austin Amos’ class year was incorrect in an earlier version of this story.
Cave Spring Knights fans celebrated another strong finish at Kendall’s Knights of the Roundtable Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, December 15th. Senior, Coty Love (152lbs) and freshman Cody Amos (170lbs) claimed championship titles. Advancing to the finals round, placing 2nd, were freshmen Josh McCray (106lbs) and Noah Webb (113lbs). Lucas Mobley (132lbs) took 4th and Jacob Plunkett (120lbs) medaled at 5th.
The big story was the win by the freshman, Cody Amos.
Following in his brother’s footsteps, freshman Cody Amos (170lbs), was up for the challenge of taking home a win for the team. Cody’s brother Austin, a junior at CSHS, took home the championship at the Titan Toughman tournament the prior weekend. Unfortunately, the following Monday, Austin broke two bones in his lower left leg during team practice at Roanoke Area Wrestling and was taken to Roanoke Memorial by ambulance. Nurses couldn’t keep the wrestlers and coaches out of his hospital room in the days following his surgery. Austin was released just in time to see his team and his brother compete at Kendall’s Roundtable. From the sidelines in a wheelchair, Austin watched with pride as his younger brother, Cody, took the mat, attached the red ankle band and faced his challenger, Owen Demarco from E.C. Glass, in the final match. Rounds one and two kept the crowd on the edge of the bleachers as each wrestler struggled for an advantage. Cody said his plan was “to wear him down by the third period.” A point was earned for red after a swift escape and with 32 seconds remaining on the clock, Cody took down his opponent in one fell swoop and fought hard to pin him with a bundle.
With a great deal of excitement from the stands, coaches stood from their corner chairs and watched with hopeful anticipation as Demarco’s second shoulder blade touched the mat commencing in a pin. Cody Amos won because he could and his brother could not. Fans leaped, screamed and cried. Emotions were through the roof! After the formality of shaking the opposing coach’s hand, he ran into the waiting arms of Coach Nininger and brother Amos. A night for celebration indeed.
Submitted byDanielle Apple