, a three-time state champion at Columbus, is now a junior at Missouri, and starting Thursday, he begins his third run at a national title as he and several of his teammates begin competition in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia.
I talked to Henderson for a bit about how his season has gone (he's 22-9), and he said he feels like he is in the best spot yet to compete for a good finish and possibly a title.
"My season has been going pretty well," Henderson said. "I've had some good wins and some tough losses, but that's all part of it. I've done well enough to make it to nationals, and I've got the same chance to compete as anybody else there."
I have more on Henderson and his suggestions on how the Bi-City could crank out more college wrestlers (hint: it's not picking up the sport for the first time as a freshman as he did), and you can read all of that in my column in Thursday morning's paper or here online in the middle of the night, when the new stories go live for you vampires.
If you're interested in following Henderson's title hunt, here's a link to the NCAA brackets (he's in 174). From what I can see, it looks like the only place streaming the actual wrestling is ESPN3, which requires a subscription.