Thursday, May 19, 2016
States was very fun. It was up north, maybe two hours away and it was a two day event. We stayed at a hotel the day before so we could arrive when it started in the morning. The night before I didn't want to sleep because I was anxious about tomorrow. When I woke up the next day, we drove to the arena which was about 20 minutes away. When I arrived there were so many wrestlers all over. It was pretty cool meeting some of the wrestlers that were there. I didn't really recognize much people other than my teammates of course. After we warmed up and got ready to wrestle my heart really started pumping. My first match was against a small but strong guy. It was pretty crazy wrestling in this place. There were so many people watching which put so much more pressure. When the match begun me and the guy were pretty equal, but then he started to over power me and ended up winning in the second period. My next match I knew I had to win or else I was out of the tournament. I cleared my mind and wrestled my second opponent. He was doing much better the first period than I was, scoring one point. The second period I was more offensive and took him down for a point. Third my opponent tried taking me down and I flipped him over and pinned him. I was very happy. My third match I gave it all I had but who I was wrestling was very good. He was just strong and knew what he was doing. He ended up beating me but I wasn't that mad because I won one match, which I was proud of. The season was very fun and exciting and I'm happy were I ended. This is my last blog so The End.
Now that the season over I can finally lay back and relax. It went surprisingly well to be honest. Starting off at districts I got 2nd place so i secured my place for regionals. Regionals is when it gets pretty hard. The first wrestler i wrestled beat me by a pretty close match. There was no way i was going to loos and not make it too states, so I really cleared my mind and just focused it all on wrestling. The next match I beat the kid pretty quick pinning him in the 3rd period. This match was the most important, because if I won I go to states and if I lost I would get 5th place, meaning my season would be over. I went up too the matt and shook my opponents hand and we started wrestling. The first period was really active but we both couldn't really score on each other because of strong defense. Second period same thing no points it was pretty slow. Before the third period started my coach told me I needed to push my self right now. I went in and just wrestled hard I got one takedown which gave me the lead two to zero. My opponent started to become very active as the period was ending because he needed to score. I was defending best I could and finally I heard the buzzer go off and I knew I was going to states.
Monday, May 16, 2016
The season is almost over for club. We have just been practicing a lot and working drills. Not much has happened. The last tournaments we have are club districts, regionals, and states. This is the time really to not make mistakes. If you get top 4 in districts than you move on to regionals and vice versa. Districts I'm not to worried about, as i beat most of the people that i know are going to be there. Regionals is a little harder because your kind of filtering the better kids out from the worst, so you won't see the best wrestlers but you will see good ones. If you get top 4 in regionals you move on too states which is definitely the hardest out of the three obviously. This is were there are only good wresters. You'll see state champs and just kids that know what there doing. In all the tournaments its double elimination, meaning if you loose twice your out. Im pretty ready I just need to make it too club states and ill be good. The point is I want to end my club season off good and happy. I want to be satisfied because the worst feelings is not being satisfied with how you did, and that will haunt and annoy you forever.