Only a few weeks ago, wrestling was certainly not the top priority for Winder-Barrow High School senior Tristan Yaptengco.
Despite being a regular visitor to the state wrestling tournament throughout his career, the senior suffered a fall which resulted in a fractured skull. His return was doubtful at best even though the Mat Bulldoggs were entering the most important stretch of the regular season.
“We weren’t even thinking about wrestling,” said WBHS coach Jason Austin. “What’s going through your mind at a time like this is Tristan’s long-term health and if he will be able to lead a normal life.”