Sunday, February 8, 2015

First Wrestling Match

Today was the big day - Dallas' 1st wrestling match!  He was a little nervous, but he had a lot of supporters cheering for him.  Doug took him to the weigh in area and snapped this picture...
Our Muscle Man weighing in at 53 lbs
Warmed up and ready to begin.
 As I mentioned in a previous blog, Dallas is wrestling in the Mater Dei feeder league.  Mater Dei is the catholic high school on the west side of Evansville.  There are multiple elementary schools that "feed" into the high school.  There were 7 schools that participate in the wrestling program.  I would say there were easily over 150 young boys (preschool thru 8th grade) there to wrestle today.  The JV wrestled the first hour, and the varsity wrestled afterwards.  They try to separate the JV by age and then by weight.  There were 7 or 8 mats going at one time.  For the varsity, there were only 4 mats of wrestlers.

Dallas was able to wrestle twice today.  He got a take down early, but ended up being pinned.
The boys were either a red or green band around their ankle to aide the official in scoring.  Dallas was red both times.
This was his second match.
They actually went into the 2nd period before Dallas got the win!
Keep up the great work Big D!

Until next time...

1 comment:

Missy!! said...

Okay, my SW education is letting me down. So, please explain this to me :)

On a side note, HOORAY FOR DALLAS!!!!