Quite possibly the best way to start any season of any sport is with a tournament that fully encapsulates everything that is amazing about the culture and athletic abilities of that pursuit. Walsh Jesuit Ironman is all of those things for high school wrestling and more. Housed in an overstuffed gym coated with a fog of sweat and anticipation, with the fans pressed shoulder to shoulder all around the edges of the mat and covering every inch of the stands, reacting with cheers and jeers to every twist and turn of the matches before them. The best teams in the country roll out hammer after hammer and fill the brackets with a never-ending stream of incredible contests.
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