Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keystone Games Wrestling 2011

Over the past few weeks I have been getting multiple emails from the Keystone State Games wrestling because Michael wrestled in that tournament last year. I noticed they had an Open Masters division for 35 years and older and was contemplating entering. I asked Michael if he wanted to wrestle and told him that I would wrestle if he did, and he said "sure." It was a good day of wrestling for us both. Michael had 4 matches - he won his first match 8-2, the 2nd match he lost, the 3rd match he pinned his opponent, and the 4th match he lost. Because it was a round robin format, he took a 3rd place. I just wanted him to have fun and he did.

Since I was in the "old man" division, my first match didn't happen until about 5 hours into the tournament. I felt pretty good and won my first match by a technical fall. A tech-fall is when you win by 15 points. The final score of the match was 17-2. My second match was a bit tougher and I ended up losing 4-1. My 3rd match was pretty good and I finished winning 3-2 for a second place win. Michael and I were very pleased with the results of the day. I told him how proud I was of him and he told me the same. A good father/son bonding day. Here are the videos from all of our matches: