The Evergreen Invitational was back in its former glory Jan. 16.
Podium glory, however, eluded the home team.
Due in part to the cancellation of Conifer’s tournament, the annual Evergreen Invitational grew to 21 teams as coach Lane Williams welcomed in some of the teams that were left without a place to wrestle.
More teams meant more wrestlers for the first time in several years. But it also meant more competition and deeper brackets that almost all had multiple state placers lurking.