Anyone seen any good wrestling this year so far? If so, what have been your personal highlights?
My 2nd youngest brother who is a Sophomore, wrestled at the infamously tough high school wrestling tournament called "The Clash" in Rochester, MN. We defeated West Fargo (HUGE win for us), but then lost to the #2 nationally ranked team, Oak Park River Forest. My goodness, that team has some tremendous athletes. They destroyed us. We were in a pool of 8 teams and got 4th, so we will be wrestling tomorrow...IMO, we could have pulled off 2nd or 3rd in our pool, but a few of our guys were sluggish vs. Oak Park and especially vs. Vacaville....we were a better team than Vacaville, who beat us for 3rd and 4th. Our 145 pounder defeated a returning Fargo champ, Larry Early, 8-1...it was AWESOME!!!! My bro (ranked #4 @ 2A 113, IA) wrestled ok...lost vs. the Oak Park kid...I didn't think he wrestled well in that match. Won his other matches.
Anyone else by chance watching this tourney via Flowrestling?
On another note, my youngest brother, who is an 8th grader, won his 4th Grade School State title last week. He was seeded #1 in his bracket and had a bye 1st round, won 15-0 in the quarterfinals vs. the kid who placed 5th, won 15-0 in the semifinals vs. the kid who placed 6th and pinned his kid in the finals in 28 seconds. He was the 3rd kid to ever win 4 titles at the tournament...the 2nd kid to ever do it, did it just a couple minutes before my brother did. At the conclusion of the tournament, he is now one of only 3 kids to ever reel in 4 GSS titles...awesome stuff. On the year so far, he is 39-1 with 33 pins, 4 tech falls and 2 decisions. His 1 loss was at the Park Hill duals (of all places...we live nowhere near that place) in Kansas City a couple weeks ago...was beaten in OT by a kid from Kansas...I forget his name, I wasn't there. It's been fun as hell watching him do his thing this year.
Last edited by rico; 02-04-2014 at 07:12 PM..