Sometimes all it takes is a spark to get the fire going.
For Chestnut Ridge junior Justin McCoy he realized the potential he had when he was eight.
The Lion grappler has spent his life wrestling, and it paid off on Friday as he recorded his 100th career win in the quarterfinals of the Thomas Tournament.
The wrestlers from the Bedford Gazette coverage area had some ups and downs in the first day of the Thomas Chevrolet Wrestling Tournament.
Nine wrestlers from the area are in the championship bracket, while 20 others are in the consolation brackets.
Everett used a combination of falls and forfeits to knock off Tussey Mountain, 47-30, in a Sideling Hill League wrestling match, Tuesday.
The score was tied 12-12 heading into the 120-pound weight class but Everett swept the next four bouts to take control of the team score.
Bonus points have been one of the biggest reasons for Chestnut Ridge's success on the wrestling mats over the last few seasons.
That doesn't look to change anytime soon as the Lions won 10 of the 14 bouts against Everett including nine with bonus points in a 53-21 win over the Warriors, Friday night.