A monthlong absence from wrestling due to a fractured rib worried Cameron Mashburn – but not enough to keep him from hitting the mat.

On Dec. 30, the Springtown wrestler was about to compete at the Hornets Nest Invitational duals tournament despite a rib still smarting. His pain was obvious during his first match. He hadn’t been able to keep up with his cardio conditioning program during rehabilitation, and he winded quickly during the battle and lost by points.