Well, it's been a while since my last blog so I thought I would get back to it. Hopefully I can get some things on here to share with you. The first being my son's first wrestling season. The season started Nov. 1 and went to the end of January. Trent absolutely LOVED wrestling and was sad to see the season end!
Wrestling involves hard practices, conditioning, diet and discipline. Trent hung in there and he did work hard and learned a lot this season. He had some wins and some losses, but most importantly he improved and learned. It was hard sometimes to see him being twisted all around, but we loved watching him do his thing. He can't wait for summer to join the wrestling club here and learn even more. Great season Trent!
I thought I'd share this poem which I received at the wrestling banquet this year. It pretty much sums up our experience with wrestling:
The Wrestling Parent
Parents in wrestling are courageous--it's true;
They feel all the pain that their boy must go through.
At home, when he diets, they wish it could stop,
Yet know he must do it to stay on top.
Excuses for losing they will never endure,
Don't blame the ref, son, because of the score.
The coach, he will show you the best way to move,
Keep working in practice if you want to improve.
At dual meets you'll see them whispering a prayer,
As their boy must compete with no one else there.
Whatever the outcome-Mom cheers with deep pride,
While Dad- you will notice-stands right by his side.
They'll drive to tournament; many miles away,
To witness a son who's prepared for this day.
Their boy, he has trained, with all of his might,
Having hopes of becoming a champion tonight.
But should he fall short, at his corner you'll find,
A Mother and a Father- supportive and kind.
They teach that through wrestling he'll learn about life,
Yes, living is filled with both triumph and strife.
Now if you are searching for people who care,
Just look by a mat, they'll always be there.
Such love for the sport is truly inherent,
That's why we salute, The Wrestling Parent!