Saturday, February 26, 2011

Upper Perkiomen Wrestling Tournament - 1st Place

Great day of wrestling today for Michael! This was Michael's final novice tournament at 45lbs and he won all three matches. The tournament was held round robin style, so there were four wrestlers including Michael in his class. In the first match he pinned his opponent. The second match was against a kid he had wrestled back in November at the Kutztown Tournament. The kid caught Michael back then in a cement mixer and pinned him. Michael has definitely improved since that tournament and soundly beat him 7-3 (much to the dismay of the boy's father). His third and final match he also won by a pin, although he came off the mat with some bruises and scratches. I'm very proud of how hard he has been wrestling this season and we look forward to the ICWL Open Tournament in two weeks which will be his final tournament of the season.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pottsgrove, Perk Valley, Hatboro-Horsham @ Pottstown

These were two matches from last weekend at Pottstown. It was a tough one as Mike lost both matches by points. Both were pretty close - This was a good learning experience that all matches are not easy. What was really frustrating for Michael was that the second kid he wrestled, he pinned the week before at the Upper Morleand Tournament. Oh well...Upper Perk Tournament tomorrow.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Great Weekend of Wrestling

We had an excellent weekend of wrestling. Saturday was the Pottsgrove Tri-meet at home vs. Coatsville and Upper Merion. Michael & the team did very well. Michael won his first match 12-3. His second match was a lot closer and he frustratingly lost 4-2. It was good one though. Today was the Upper Moreland wrestling tournament. We had a total of 7 boys wrestling out of about 30 schools. Amazingly our team took first place in points and we won the first place team trophy. It was a surprising treat. We finished with 3 first place wins, 2 second place finishes, 1 third, and 1 fourth. The great thing was that other schools had many more entrants than we did and we still won the tournament. Michael took a solid second place winning his first two matches and losing in the championship bout. Here are the photos & videos from the weekend:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Souderton Wrestling Tournamant - 3rd Place

A loooooong day of wrestling at the Souderton wrestling tournament, but a great day of wrestling for Michael with a 3rd place finish. Michael ended up having 4 matches and going 3 & 1. He pinned his first opponent - lost his second match 4-2 (looked at me during the match and said he had to go to the bathroom - #2 - ugh) I really think he could have beaten this kid, pinned his 3rd opponent and then won his final match in an exciting overtime finish. He tried his best and did fantastic and I am very proud. Videos below:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wrestling Tri-Meet Conestoga and Wissahickon

A good day of wrestling for Michael today at the Conestoga Wissahickon Pottsgrove tri-meet. Michael lost his first match 7-2 and then came back with two very nice wins by decision. Tomorrow is the Souderton Novice Tournament. Michael took third place there last year - stay tuned....Matches from today below: