HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 37)

Blog 37 Week 12 Regular Sophomore Season Well, this is the last week of the regular wrestling season. This upcoming weekend we will compete in the Class “L” State Tournament. Then the season will be officially over for most of our team. Only a few of our wrestlers will place high enough to extend their […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 36)

Blog 36 Week 11 Regular Sophomore Season Well, it’s getting into the second week of February, and wrestling season is winding down. Monday and Tuesday’s practices were pretty typical. The wrestlers did a bunch of spinning, some drilling, some stretching, and then some live wrestling. Then they did some more spinning followed by sprints to […]

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 […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 11)

Blog 11 Preseason Week 11             Monday’s 45-minute car ride to KT-KIDZ Wrestling was good. During it, I spent some time sharing some of my high school underclassman war stories on the varsity wrestling mat with Dakota. I’m trying to work on Dakota’s self-confidence and mental toughness because I know he’ll have a much […]

The Cyclical Father-Son Storm

His icy cold stare His fierce determined look He’s fearless I admire that; he drives me crazy   He’s 3-feet tall and 30 lbs His small bark resonates, “No, I won’t!” My bigger bark echoes, “Yes, you will!” He’s fearless I admire that; it drives me crazy   I engulf him in my shadow again […]