SPARTA — Highland senior Sean Dudgeon described Jeremy Ammons as “a second dad” to him.
So when Dudgeon won his championship match on Saturday, all he could do is sit on the mat and take it all in.
“It’s amazing,” an emotional Dudgeon said. “I did it for Jeremy. It really means a lot.”
Dudgeon and teammate Zach Baker knew Ammons that well. So it was fitting that they were the only local wrestlers to win titles in the Jeremy Ammons Classic at Highland High School.
“They were very close,” said Highland head coach Adam Gilmore. “They (Baker, Dudgeon and Ammons’ sons) used to stay over at Sean’s house. What a great moment for them to win this.”