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Just drop the ‘L’

I guess it wouldn’t be Fargo time without having to overcome a significant injury… Last year at about this time, one of the top Junior wrestlers in the country rammed his head into Big A’s sternum during a Mo-West practice. … Continue reading

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It’s official!

Although we haven’t heard from the Financial Aid Committee concerning our appeal, we made the final decision today. Big A is going to Drexel! We sent in the housing deposit and scheduled vacation time in September for the big trip … Continue reading

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I am starting to believe

At the beginning of the freestyle season (just a few weeks after his success in the state high school tournament), my son told me that his goal was to finish in the top 8 in the National tournament in Fargo, ND. … Continue reading

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I’m on the road again

You probably guessed it… My wife agreed that I should do it… I got off work a few hours early and drove 5 hours to Oklahoma City. How many more times will I be able to spend time with him … Continue reading

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Back in time

(The post title comes from the theme song of the movie “Back to the Future”) The Junior National Greco-Roman tournament is over. It is VERY old school wrestling… It harkens back to the days when Greece and Rome were the … Continue reading

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His first real bus ride

I took my son to the Greyhound station ta 6:25 this morning… Last night, he called me on the phone to tell me that he HAD to be in Wichita by 1:00 P.M. Well, Mom and Dad have jobs…with bosses … Continue reading

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A happy ending but not a fun ride

He did it… He lost 12 pounds in 48 hours… and won the tournament! But the last 12 hours before the weigh in were not very fun. When my mother called, I filled her in on the last two days and playfully asked … Continue reading

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Grammie whips him into shape!

My son got back from Philadelphia today. He had a great time. On Tuesday, he went to class with a couple of the wrestlers, answered a question in Calculus class, offered his opinion in an English class. At night, he … Continue reading

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Say when!

I finally got through to the Drexel coach today to talk about the campus visit… Big A is going to be attending classes with members of the wrestling team… He will meet with the admissions and financial departments. When I … Continue reading

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Not then…not then…hmmmm

I have to be careful… I could easily rupture one of my knee ligaments… from kicking myself in the rear!!! Less than one year ago, I earned a voucher for a free flight with United Airlines. Both my wife and … Continue reading

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