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Superman finally gets introduced to cryptonite

I called Big A this morning to see how he was doing. His weight was down to 167.4 but he was not doing well. He was so weak that he couldn’t wrestle this morning! After all, he has lost 16 … Continue reading

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This is so much better

The more I think about it, the better I feel about the FILA tournament. First and most obvious, he will be wrestling against guys his own age. Second, he doesn’t have to weigh in until Saturday afternoon. He would have … Continue reading

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Back from the dead

Last Thursday afternoon, back when we were planning to have Big A wrestle in a national tournament, I left messages with two men on the USA Wrestling board. Since Big A red-shirted this year and didn’t win any big tournaments, I wanted … Continue reading

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That’s not what I planned

Big A called me today. We both went online and he registered to get his USA Wrestling card. During the process, we got some bad news… He cannot compete in the Junior division. It seems that there is an additional … Continue reading

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Same situation, different year

The longer I thought about it, the less satisfied I was with my discussion with the Drexel wrestling coach. Last year, he said that had had no more money left in his recruiting budget for incoming high school seniors. Since … Continue reading

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I can’t really say that I am surprised

If yesterday’s news regarding the house wasn’t challenging enough, my son called me from Philadelphia. He talked with the wrestling coach… It doesn’t look like  he is going to be awarded a wrestling scholarship! That might be a problem…Drexel is a very … Continue reading

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It feels like I’ve seen this before

Big A wrestled at another open tournament this weekend… and got his first college victory! In fact, he got two! He lost his first match by a score of 4-2. If he could have held his three point back move … Continue reading

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Turn the Caps Lock button off

It looks like Big A has shrunk a little… He’s now medium A… or perhaps even small a… He ended his high school wrestling career with a flourish, losing in the state finals to one of the top 10 wrestlers … Continue reading

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He’s done!

Big A woke up this morning with his knee hurting pretty badly. His visit to the hospital confirmed the pain. He tore his lower collateral ligament. On a scale of 1-3, the doctor thinks it is a 2-3 in severity. Thankfully, this … Continue reading

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Oh for two

We had been on the road home from Denver for about three hours when my son called me. He is training with the Kansas state freestyle team this week before heading to Fargo, ND to compete in the nationals. “Dad, … Continue reading

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