It is bitter sweet, but wrestling for our son is over. We had the wrestling banquet last night, and now his high school wrestling career is over. We are so very proud of all he accomplished. Especially since last night he walked away with 4 awards and a 3rd bar for his Varsity letter.
He won awards for :
Wrestlers of the Year
Also the coach doesn't award team captains til the end of the year. He lets the actions and leadership determine the captains and so decides at the end of the season. So the boy was named a Captain and given an award as well.
and last and most surprising, he was named the recipient of a special award that is not given every year that pays homage to a leader, a worker, someone with heart, and embodies the spirit of the team. He won that too. So his name will be put on a banner for going to state, and his name will be on a plaque in the trophy case for ever. and its at my high school. I couldn't be more proud.
He's going away to Mizzou next year, and having seen Big 12 wrestling, pretty sure we are not going to wrestle at that level. But he may tryout, and hope for a practice squad and eventually tryout for the team or be an alternate. We'll see.