The legacy of Cameron Riggs
A mathematician at the University of Nebraska–Kearney says it's not realistic to put a probability on someone wrestling four years and never losing a match.
It's happened five times in Nebraska history out of an incalculable number of prep wrestlers.
Cameron Riggs however proved otherwise at his last state championship earning another trip center mat as NTV's Athlete of the Week.
If you had to describe his high school career in one word, perfect would be the right choice. Defining the legacy built by Cameron Riggs, who put his name back on top of his weight class over the weekend for the fourth consecutive year.
"My family has my back all the time", Riggs said. "They help me be the person I am today, they're the one's who helped me get here, so it feels great and god has my back."
"Totally expected it," coach Dan Riggs said. "We want him to wrestle at a certain level, and he's achieved everything we've asked from him and more, so I'm super proud of him."
After cruising through the first three rounds, Riggs biggest moment came by pinning Darren Stewart of Elkhorn Valley in the second period, marking his 48th of the season. A new class D state record.
"Right away, my plan was to take him down and be relentless," Cameron explained. "I want to be relentless in my matches and show dominance. I knew he was going to be a tough opponent, everyone's a tough opponent and anyone can be beat," Cameron continued.
"I heard my family yelling and once I heard them it makes me want to go so hard, they got my back and I just know I can do anything when they got my back."
But the achievements don't stop there. As of the state championship, Riggs has the most career wins in class D at 201, only two shy of breaking the all–class record. Plus going 57–0 his senior year puts him on top of his class for most wins in a season.
"Records are meant to be broken," Dan stated. "But history lasts forever, so I'm glad he's part of the history part of it."
Still need more to believe this young man is a wonder? Even in the midst of all this glory, he humbly credits all his success to his supporters.
"Thanks to God, thanks to Maxwell, thanks to everything that God's done for me," Cameron said.
Riggs still has a chance to raise those numbers even higher in the record book, as he prepares for the state duels tournament this weekend in Kearney at the Health and Sports Center on the campus of University of Nebraska at Kearney.