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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 18)

Blog 18 Week 5 Regular Season Freshman Year             This is a different kind of week. It’s Christmas vacation, and we’re all surrounded by delicious weight-gaining food. And the wrestlers, including Dakota, are not exempt from this holiday phenomena. Dakota is really struggling with his weight this week, as I’m sure the rest of [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 17)

Blog 17 Week 4 Regular Season Freshmen Year The former state champ doorman, Tony, was the same as always. He was extra pleasant and wore that million dollar smile. However, when I entered the back gym’s wrestling room, something was different… The coach was really pushing the boys hard tonight; even more than usual. He [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 16)

Blog 16 Week 3 Regular Season Freshman Year This last Monday night after another pleasant conversation at the front desk with Tony, the former state champ wrestler turned security guard, I headed into the school’s back gym to try to catch the last few minutes of Dakota’s practice. I noticed two things when I got [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 15)

Blog 15 Week 2 Regular Season Freshman Year   Rushed over to pick up Dakota tonight from wrestling practice. I figured I’d get to see the last ten minutes of this Monday night practice, but unfortunately, I missed it. Dang! I also missed out on finding time this past weekend to get a workout in [...]

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HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 14)

Blog 14 Freshmen Wrestling Season Week 1             Wow! It’s finally here. We had a great preseason that ended with the reward of us eating a bunch of turkey on Thanksgiving. And Dakota, my son, and I were lucky enough to hit the gym twice to lift some weights and do a little running [...]

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