January 17, 2016

Another Sunday, Another Tournament

It's a Sunday in January, so it's wrestling tournament day. Today's tournament was a grade level tournament, so 5th and 6th graders wrestle one another. (Versus birth year tournaments when it's 2005 and 2006 birth years) Since C-man is a 5th grader, that means he was the younger end of things. It also meant with his 103 - 112 lb bracket, he was at the lighter end of things. And then we learned that he was much more inexperienced than the others. So there was that.

He lost his first match. He fought hard, but he was just outmatched and let himself get pinned with one stinking second left.

His second match went a little better, and he won it 6-2.

The third match was great for him. He got a pin in 15 seconds. He was, of course, thrilled.

And then in the fourth round he got pinned by a kid who, no exaggeration, should be shaving.

So all of that ended him with a third place and a pin on the hat. He's quite realistic about things, and was sick all week with no practice, so was deservedly smiling at the end of it all.

And there you have my Sunday.

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