As state champions in Class 5A for the past four years, Collinsville was not favored to win again. Coweta, given the #1 seed in the tournament and favored to win, was expected to upset Collinsville as they headed for their next state title. With much doubt in their direction, the Cardinals still held their high expectations and were determined not to relinquish this year’s state championship. Numerous mats were laid down and organized according to division. Each wrestler (starting at 106lbs) would wrestle round one and after all were complete, round two would begin.