Ryley McMahen was winning his semifinal match at regionals last year against Clear Creek’s Matthew McNeil. He was waiting for McNeil to attempt a throw, one that McMahen was resisting, so that the Platte Canyon grappler could turn the tables on his Frontier League foe. Then it happened.
McMahen’s leg snapped. His ACL was torn, ending his season and any hope of joining his four Platte Canyon teammates at last season’s 3A state wrestling tournament.