Farewell has never been easy, especially in the wrestling world. But the Iowa State wrestling star taught every wrestler what a farewell appearance should look like. He not only benched victory but also marked an electrifying atmosphere at the Hilton Coliseum. The whole team represented a commanding victory with a score of 41-3.

David Carr’s last match was against the Missouri Tigers on Sunday, where he concluded his tenure spectacularly. The match took place in front of a 7,013 passionate audience, where he showed his gratitude and sentiment. However, aside from showcasing a great match, his teammates and coach shared their emotions towards him.

Closing the chapter with a farewell victory

The daunting match was over in 2 minutes and 11 seconds, as Carr pinned down Jereny Jakowitsch after the very first fall. The news came out on the official Twitter page of Iowa State Wrestling with the caption, “@Carrchamp signing off from Hilton. David Carr finishes his career with a 67-0 dual record!”

Carr won his fans’ hearts more when he stretched his arms and blew kisses to the crowd after leaving his symbolic mark on the floor. While his fans cheered and showed him flowers at the stadium. The wrestler gave a faux signature as a tribute for the very last time to show his dominance. With this victory, his unbeaten record at home got another plus one impressive score of 67-0. With that, he bagged a ledger in the dual meet with a score of 66-0. 83-2 on his regular-season matches and now sits at 112-4.

A memorable send-off after a high-ending note

Several wrestlers and their coach shared their reflections on Carr’s influence on the team. Coach Kevin Dresser said, “He obviously made it really, really well. He’s a guy who’s going to go down as a Cyclone great. That’s pretty cool.” Following Carr’s legacy, his fellow teammate Yonger Bastida, whom he helped recruit to Iowa State, has also expressed his feelings. He said, “His legacy at Iowa State is something incredible,” Bastida added. “His father too. He’s the man.” 

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Carr’s final match is surely a fairytale ending; however, this also counts as the end of his rivalry with Keegan O’Toole, who was absent due to injury after a defeat against a Missouri wrestler. On which Dresser said, “Obviously, disappointed in that we didn’t get to wrestle the guys that we thought we were gonna wrestle,”.But it would be a treat for the fans to see him back on the mat someday.