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Tagged With: Wrestling

The end of an era

Wrestling ended officially last weekend with the annual Wrestling banquet and honors ceremony for the team. For us it was the final banquet, and very bittersweet. Wrestling is over for Andrew. He has no plans on wresting in college and, as far as I know, there are no wrestling “pick up” matches in which former … Continue reading »

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The real winner is not the champ

Last night during the finals of the 2010 Maryland State Wrestling tournament, I saw one of the most selfless and touching moments I’d ever seen while watching any sport. When the 140 lb wrestlers began their match one of the other wrestling moms mentioned that one of the wrestlers was known to often hurt his … Continue reading »

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Confessions of a Wrestling Mom

I didn’t always like wrestling. In fact I might have hated it. I didn’t like any sport, even the sports my son participated in. Oh yes, I’d occasionally attend a wrestling meet or tournament or soccer game or rugby match, and even watched Andrew play basketball a few times, but being raised in a family … Continue reading »

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My Mother, My Self — Part 1

Last night I dreamed I was going to be the 103 lb wrestler for my son’s wrestling team in a tournament. For some reason (the snows perhaps) the rules of who could wrestle for the team were relaxed so that the parent of a wrestler could fill in for another wrestler. Even in the dream … Continue reading »

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J. D.

Our wrestling team won first place at a tournament last night — our second first place of the season. We’ve got a great group of boys — they’re all polite to adults, kind to each other and, of course, hard workers. I’ve posted about J. D. before — after our last tournament win. He’s the … Continue reading »

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W00t! W00t!

Ok. Coming from a mom, w00t doesn’t mean much, but this is w00tworthy. Whitman Vikings Wrestling won the Mad Mats Wrestling Championship and had 5 wrestlers win the top honors. We had many more place as well. The most exciting of the many exciting matches was J. D.’s championship match. J. D. just started wrestling … Continue reading »

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Andrew’s Wrestling Coach

Can you see why I adore him?

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Yesterday was a busy day — but most Saturdays in December tend to be that way. It was the first wrestling meet this season for my son’s wrestling team. It was a “tri-meet” and we beat both teams — yay. We had our first snow of the season — only a light dusting, but it … Continue reading »

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First Wrestling Meet Today

And I’m psyched!

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Poor Andrew

The kids and I went out to dinner this evening. We all had a lazy Sunday, but Saturday was big for both kids. Andrew placed (5th) in Regionals and Clare took her SAT. Andrew was giddy with the knowledge that he could eat what he wanted and not stay after school for the grueling practice wrestlers go through. Saturday … Continue reading »

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