‘90-‘91 Cocoa High
Season Opener @
The Defending Cape Coast Conference Champion Satellite Scorpions.
Eight matches in, CHS Trailing 34-12 with only four bouts remaining in a loud, packed hostile gym…
You Wanna Be The Champs, You Gotta Beat The Champs.
Team Rallies round the FOUR HORSEMEN, Informing/Imploring… YOU PIN, WE WIN!
Ed “Doomsday” Johnson, "Doom" was my heavyweight. The crowd always went crazy when he came out and it sounded like they were booing but they were yelling "DOOOOOM!"
171 CHS Nunnally PINS! 34-18
189 CHS Woodberry PINS!! 34-24
220 CHS Getz PINS!!! 34-30
… HWT CHS Johnson PINS!!!!
CHS 36 SHS 34
It Ain’t Over
Till It’s Over!!!!
Even Satellite’s Coach Mentillo was quoted in Florida Today saying it was “A Fantastic Match, Definitely Worth the Price of Admission!”
Video from when CW Bailey was coaching at CHS and those are the FOUR HORSEMEN. The Four Horsemen reunion three years ago:
Over the years, although there have definitely been many, one of my proudest & most memorable officiating experiences didn't occur at a National Championship Tournament. It actually occurred several years ago at Brevard County's Cape Coast Conference Championships. Prior to the Saturday evening finals, fully nineteen of the twenty-eight finalists, covering all 14 bouts, independently & personally sought me out & specifically requested I referee their finals match. In five of the bouts, both competing finalists made the same request. The realization that none made that request with an expectation of favoritism was touching, and enough to make even a crusty old long haired ref a little misty eyed.
They went on to be teammates at Penn State with four individual NCAA Division I National Championships between them, along with four Team National Championships.
Bo Nickal (TX) vs
Mark Hall (MI)
at the USA Folk style National Championships in Iowa…
~(You Know, One Of Those Mythical Creatures Heard About But Rarely Encounter'd)~
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