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 30)

Week 5 of Regular Sophomore Season It’s still the holiday vacation, but wrestlers don’t really get this time off. Some people travel during the holidays. The only traveling they usually do is back and forth to a bunch of wrestling practices and a few tournaments. Sure some wrestlers are forced or even tricked by their […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 26)

Blog 26 Week 12 Regular Freshman Season             The season is over, but it really isn’t over, yet. Sore, bruised, and scratched up, Dakota is back in my Subaru right in the middle of another New England snowstorm. We’re heading out on this Monday morning to a neighboring town for Dakota to work out […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 24)

Blog 24 Week 11 Regular Season Freshman Year             The beginning of this week has been a blur, and I have barely been able even to notice the wrestling season that is winding down. Sadly, wrestling has taken a back seat lately since Dakota has been injured and I’ve been running myself dizzy with […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 21)

Blog 21 Week 8 Regular Season Freshman Year     Dang! Just as Dakota was starting to turn the corner and really step up his game! This last weekend might have been his best performance in a varsity tournament so far… But here we are again running into some very frustrating obstacles at the beginning of […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 20)

Blog 20 Week 7 Regular Season Freshman Year Dang! Another crazy weekend that was overflowing with a ton of stress from things that were outside of just the regular family issues and sports. Unfortunately, Dakota and I didn’t do any night workouts at all. However, even though we had an overwhelming, and stressful weekend, it […]

HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 19)

Blog 19 Week 6 Regular Season Freshman Year We’re finishing up Christmas vacation, and beginning the New Year. This has been a rough vacation in some ways. Early Sunday morning while I was busily working on writing my next book, my boy Dakota came downstairs and greeted me wearing an anxious and troubled face again. […]