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

Owning the Mat Blog 4 Week 4   Mentally, Dakota seemed to be in a better place this week. Last Saturday was hard on him. But, I asked him how he was handling it, and he said he was fine. I watched him a little bit in practice Monday night, and he looked like the [...]

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

Owning the Mat Blog 3 Week 3            I asked Dakota on Sunday morning how his elbow and arm were doing. Sometimes things hurt more the next day. To my delight, he said his arm was still feeling pretty good. However, he complained that the knee he had surgery on was [...]

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

Owning the Mat Blog 2 Weeks 1 & 2 Wow! I can't believe it's here. It is the Monday after Thanksgiving in my son Dakota's senior year of high school. And that means that it is the first day of wrestling season for Dakota. In addition, Dan Gable just called Dakota to wish him good [...]

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

Blog 1 Preseason While in the pandemic lockdown, nobody was wrestling anywhere around us in Connecticut. Fortunately, though, we received a stimulus check that gave us the ability to buy a small 10X10 basement wrestling mat. It isn't big enough for us to go full speed on. But it is big enough for us to [...]

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