Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Florida high school wrestling program loses for first time in 34 years
It's being called the longest win streak in sports history, spanning 34 years and 459 dual meet matches.
Finally, after 12,396 days, Brandon High School (Fla.) lost a dual meet match. It came last Saturday to Homestead South-Dade.
Wrestling is an admirable sport that requires a degree of toughness and strategy. It's not as exciting to watch as most other sports. If this was a basketball or football team losing after 459 straight regular season games, this would get national recognition.
Rivals.com has posted an outstanding piece (a special from St. Petersburg Times write Joe Smith) that details the win streak.