Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ike's first match. Chase vs. Shaw

Ike wrestles for Chase. He has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten for the local H.S Jr wresting program. He was super excited when he made varsity. I was not excited when the coach asked him to lose 3 lbs to join a lighter weight class at 105. Ike does not have much to lose on him to begin with.

The next day was fast Sunday. Ike prayed that he would do good in wresting this year and make varsity, then started his fast. He was so pleased when he came home Monday from practice and had lost the 3 lbs. "Wow mom!" he exclaimed. "This fasting stuff really does work. I am glad you made me do it or I never would have lost those 3 lbs." oh man. so not the point I was trying to get across.

Ike was super nervous for his first match, as was I. But as nervous as I was I know Ike's was more so. He was pacing and jumping in place. And other times just sitting very still. He is really glad he has the same wrestling coach he had for the last two years and Coach Vaughn was super happy to see Ike go to the next level of wrestling. It has given Ike confidence to be around someone familiar.

Man, he looked so much older than his 12 years down there with his team mates.

Chase Middle School won this match against Shaw. They only had two boys that did not win their matches. Ike got the fastest pin of the night. Next Tuesday they are going against school that has a much tougher wrestling reputation. I just pray he continues to do the best he can and be proud of how well he is doing and not get too frustrated when things don't go as well as they did this time. I keep telling him that it is not whether you win or lose but how much heart you put into your match.

When he got into the car to come home there were two people on his list to call right away. His Uncle Matt and his friend/coach Lon Page. That, to me, is pretty cool. We also had another tradition from SJW of going out to Mc Donalds after each match. Well SJW only has four matches in a season. This year he has much,much more. Aunt Amy came to the rescue this week and treated all of us to a lovely Mc Donald's dinner. The kids, and by kids I mean me, were super excited. Thank you Amy.

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