GREAT FALLS – Jordan Komac’s wrestling year for Great Falls High is off to another great start. The defending champion dominated in the CMR Holiday Classic tournament. He won the finals in his weight class for the second year in a row, as Steve Komac, Jordan’s father, coached the Bison from the sidelines. For Jordan, it was a dream come true.
“It almost kind of feels like a little Christmas present, because it’s right before Christmas break and I used to watch when I was little and say, ‘Dang, I want to be a Holiday Classic champ,'” said Komac. “To win it last year and to win it this year, it’s awesome. This tournament is tough.”
Komac defeated Dillon’s Brent Tezak, a tough two-time state champion, in the finals. Having new competition of that caliber just made it even more special.
“It was awesome, because I’ll be wrestling (Class) AA kids all season. So to wrestle Tezak, a two-time state champ, and he’s tough, I was really looking forward to this match and it was a good match,” said Komac.
With Komac leading the way, this Great Falls High team believes that it can compete with any team in the state. The Bison took down a tough Bozeman squad earlier in the season in a classic 33-31 dual.
Komac hasn’t lost a match this year. While he says going undefeated this season and winning state again would be great, just as important would be to help his teammates improve their game as a whole.
“Being on top would be huge, but also it would be awesome to help my team get better. That’s one of my goals, is to help everyone around me get better, and our team has been scrapping and surprising people. At the end of the year, if we’re in the top three at state that would be a really good goal,” said Komac.
Great Falls High will have its next meet on Jan. 2 at Helena Capital.