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Sportsmanship Over Championship: One Wrestler's Story

By Josh Helmuth, KSDK, 03/07/18, 12:00PM CST

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Coleman, who will graduate without a state title, will always look back at his final moment at the state tournament with great happiness.

Sam Frankowski had just been given his second Missouri state wrestling title. But this year, it simply didn't feel right.

“Me doing that was the only way I was gonna leave State with a smile on my face or somewhat be happy," said the Rockwood Summit junior.

'That' being the recognition of his would-have-been competitor, Coleman Brainard.