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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 5)

Blog #5 He’s Getting Better             As the next week of pre-season wrestling rolls around, Dakota tells me in the car on the way to practice that he isn’t feeling 100%. I wonder if his interest in wrestling is fading, or if he’s still feeling the effects of last week and those really tough [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 4)

Preseason Week 3- A Little Frustrated Blog #4 I feel like my 14-year-old boy Dakota is already changing for the better, thanks to wrestling. When I showed him moves at home this week, he actually said, “Thanks.” Wow… is all I can think. I guess wrestling really is putting him on the path to be [...]

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Dan’s Interview with Childhood Survivor Pamela Elaine Lockridge!

 Although Pamela is an author, like myself, I have never interviewed anyone quite like Pamela for my blog. Pamela is a childhood survivor and now an adult thriver. What she had to overcome as just a little girl is something that no child should ever have to face. But she did have to face it, [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 3)

Preseason Week Two- Blog #3     Well, another week and two more wrestling practices are under our belts. In the last blog, I shared with you that my son Dakota’s first pre-season wrestling practice had caused him to become so tired and worn out that his vision became blurry. In addition, his calf painfully cramped [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 2)

Pre-Season Practice Blog 2   “Dad, can you bring me to your old friend John Knapp’s to wrestle before the regular season begins?” asked my boy Dakota. “Wow! You want to go big time here with KT KIDZ Wrestling! I guess you’re really serious about this wrestling thing.” I responded to my son Dakota as [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 1)

I AM BACK! A little over 14-years-ago, I gave up wrestling because of him. Now, 14-years later, he is entering high school as a freshman, and I’m back in wrestling ironically because of him. When my wife had told me all those years ago that she was pregnant again, I was once again in the [...]

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