BILLINGS — Only one high school in Montana’s state wrestling history has had a state finalist every single year since the tournament’s inception since 1956 — Great Falls High.
The six-time champion Bison, who have helped produce four of Montana’s 32 four-time state champions, have continually been a Class AA power over the years, with three of the six titles coming from 2013-2015.
However, the Bison’s 62-year streak of finalists appeared to be in jeopardy last weekend at Rimrock Auto Arena. Enter Jordan Komac.
“It’s really cool. I don’t know what it is, but for however many years in a row we’ve had at least a finalist or a state champion at Great Falls High, and Great Falls High has a huge tradition in this wrestling program,” said Komac, a two-time state champion. “To be a part of it is awesome, and also to be wrestling for my dad and to be a part of it, it’s really cool.”
Komac, guided by father-coach Steve, completed his back-to-back titles over the weekend, running through the 160-pound bracket with general ease — two pins, a technical fall and 9-4 championship-clinching decision.
“It feels amazing. There’s no other feeling like it,” Komac said. “This was my second time winning it, but it felt just as good as last year. Wrestling in this place, there’s no other place to wrestle in that’s as good as this.”
“Senior year, you want to leave it all on the line,” he continued. “I’m not going to have any regrets after this weekend, looking back on it in the future, this is really cool.”
Back-to-back titles and the lone representative in carrying on Great Falls High’s six-decade streak, Jordan Komac cemented his status in Bison history.