Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wrestling Tri-Meet

We had a pretty good day of wrestling today at the Interborough tri-meet.  The three teams were Pottsgrove, Interborough, and Media. Michael wrestled two matches and went one and one. His first match he won 10-0 followed by his second match against a kid who just pinned Michael's wrestling partner Sean in the first period. It was pretty close until the 3rd period when Michael got pinned. I think he could have beaten this kid, but he felt like he was being choked a few times during the match so it was tough...Oh well - next weekend we have a tri-meet Saturday and the Souderton Wrestling tourn on Sunday. Last year Michael took 3rd place there. Here are the videos from today's matches:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Steamboat Springs Colorado Trip

Even though Gretchen and I decided not to get each other anything for our tenth wedding anniversary back in October, she surprised me with plane tickets to Steamboat Springs Colorado. I surprised her with a new snowboard...Perfect. One of my best friends, Fred, has lived in Steamboat for the past 12 years and offered us the condo he rents out to skiers and snowboarders for the long 4 day weekend. The trip started out a bit rough as Gretchen does not enjoy flying and the airlines lost every one of our bags - Gretchen felt much better once we were on solid ground and our bags were eventually delivered to us late the first evening. The snowboarding was amazing and the trip was a blast. Here is a video I made using a Flip-like camera called the Vado - there are also a bunch of photos we took below:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

3 Wins at the Wrestling Tri-Meet

Another great day of wrestling for Michael and the Pottsgrove Wrestling Club. We wrestled against my home town school, Neshaminy, along with Upper Moreland. Michael had 3 matches today and won all 3. His first bout ended with a decisive 12-4 victory and the next 2 he won by pins. His first match was pretty tough - the second was against a girl who put up a good fight and the third he really hit his stride and pinned quickly. The rest of the team did fantastic. It was a long day but Michael did great and was very happy with his wins. Videos of the matches below: