DENVER – Columbine senior Brian Mayberry scored a 3-1 overtime victory over Overland's Amer Tipura to win the 5A state championship at 220 pounds on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. The win avenged a 3-2 OT loss in the regional finals a week earlier.
The match was tied 1-all heading into the extra session when Mayberry (29-1) scored a takedown 44 seconds into the 1-minute period. It marks the fourth time in the past two seasons the two have met and that the match has gone into overtime. The loss dropped Tipura to 42-2 for the season.
Mayberry's win is the 10th individual state title for Columbine High School.
For more on Mayberry's state championship victory, please see next week's print edition of the Columbine Courier.