Back in December I told you that Kelly Ripa and her husband were making a documentary about a Florida Wrestling team for ESPN. The documentary of the Brandon High wrestling team, which has been undefeated for 34 years, was scheduled to be released in October 2008.
Well that might be on hold after the team suffered it’s first loss after winning 459 matches in a row……
The Brandon High wrestling program’s national record of 459 consecutive dual match victories — the longest for any high school sport — was snapped Saturday night by South Dade, which, at 9:02 p.m., sealed its 32-28 history-making victory in the finals of the Jim Graves “Beat the Streak” Tournament.
The streak, started nearly 34 years ago from scratch in near-empty gyms before the Bucs existed, the Vietnam War ended and ESPN was created, was broken in front of about 800 fans and an ESPN camera crew.
Dagger. They’ll probably be spinning this into a how will the team handle it’s first loss in 34 years, but I would imagine they would have rather had an undefeated season.
Brandon wrestlers’ long reign ends (St. Petersburg Times)
Kelly Ripa And Whoever Her Husband Is Are Making A Documentary For ESPN (Awful Announcing)
(Thanks to reader Dave for the tip)