Friday, April 19, 2013

My Little Wrestler

Maddox had a phenomenal wrestling season.  I was truly amazed with how much he had learned, and  his intense focus and determination that showed maturity beyond his years.  I am a very proud momma, this pride goes beyond the medals and trophies he brought home this year, and into the realm of his character and personal growth.

Probably my favorite picture of the season,
taken just before his first tournament at GJHS.

First win, via Pin of the season.

Maddox had to wrestle his good buddy and fellow teammate, Teagan multiple times this season.

Maddox is very proud of the smell that permeates his wrestling gear. 
He tole me "Mom, that's the smell of hard work."

Maddox learned a new wrestling move and was quick to secure it in multiple matches for wins via pin.

Maddox and fellow teammate Cole have had to wrestle each other multiple times every year.  At the Fruita tournament it was Maddox's day to enjoy the victory.

He was especially proud of the first place trophy awarded to him for placing first in the Fruita tournament.  All of his other first places are medals.

The Paonia tournament was a tough tournament for Maddox, he ended up taking 3rd, but had been placed in a bracket with 2nd and 3rd graders.  One of the decisive matches was a very tough loss for him as the referee didn't give him his escape points, Maddox was more upset with that injustice than the actual loss.  

One more tournament at Junction ended up being the tournament we would close the season with.  Again he came away with a first place.

This season was a great season for the Little Dawgs, and for Maddox.  Some new things were tried, and showed great success.  They started some mid week wrestling duels with other clubs, gained a lot of respect of the Palisade community as well as within the wrestling community.
Season Stats:
4 Tournaments, 2 Duels
1st Place: 3 medals
3rs Place: 1
Win via Pin:11
Total Wins:12
Total Losses: 4

As I celebrate the successes of my boy, I have to acknowledge the man behind him, his dad.  I am so blessed to have a husband who is in integral part of our childrens' lives and activities.  I know both of our children get their hard work ethic and determination from him.  Brian helped coach the wrestling team again this season, and though he does it for Maddox, I know there is a part of him that takes personal enjoyment from teaching kids how to wrestle, as well as the camaraderie (and jesting) between coaches.


Danny,Vycci and Kids said...

Wowza! That's an amazing season! The kids and I can't wait to spend some fun time with you this summer!

Danny,Vycci and Kids said...

Wowza! What a great season! The kids and I can't wait to spend some fun time together this summer!