First let me begin by saying I wanted to title this post "My Boys Can Beat Up Your Boys" but Trent said that was tacky. WHATEVER! This weekend was the Utah State Wrestling Championships Grecco Roman & Freestyle in Springville, UT. Brigg & Hayden both competed in both styles and Tucker just competed in Freestyle.
Friday night Brigg had the match of a lifetime against a kid he had not beaten before. It was such a sweet victory for him and proved that all his "Hard Word" had paid "Off". I couldn't have been more proud of him. (He had a total of 4 matches Friday night winning all of them, taking 1st place.)
Hayden had a rough go of it Friday night losing a few close calls and getting robbed by a couple of refs (bad calls). He did come back to win 2 matches by pin and take 5th place.
Saturday was a whole new start. All three of the boys brackets were stacked. Brigg again ran up against all the kids he had beat the night before and they ALL wanted another shot at him. He ended up winning his first 2 matches and lost his 3rd to the kid he had beat for 1st the night before. He then won 2 more matches before he again was to wrestle off for 1st against the kid who had beat him once that day. It was an amazing match and Brigg ended up winning the match and taking 1st in Freestyle. In my eyes he became a man this weekend. Giving every match everything he had and leaving nothing but blood, sweat and tears on the mat. Congratulations Brigg on a State Tournament of a lifetime.
Hayden had a great showing at the beginning of his Freestyle tournament avenging a loss from the night before and going into the finals winning 3 matches. He started to come down with some kind of stomach flu and ended up losing his next match and forfeiting the last match for a 4th place finish. It was too bad he got sick cause we think he could have placed 2nd or 3rd for sure.
Tucker had an amazing tournament winning 3 matches and losing his last match to the kid who would take 1st. He did a great job and I was so proud of him. He's really excited about starting T-Ball. Wrestling has started to get a little old for him and if you ask him now what he would rather do "Pick up dog poop or go to wrestling?" He'll tell you "Dog Poop!"
This was a picture of Brigg's face after both days of wrestling. The picture doesn't do it justice. He looks like he's been in a huge brawl. (Oh he was.)
Thanks for putting up with all my wrestling posts. I absolutely love this sport for my boys and look forward to High School with Brigg next year. Now we are all on to Football & Baseball for the rest of the year. To be continued...
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