Saturday, February 11, 2012

State Bound...

So proud of Josh tonight, as he finished second at the Regional Tournament. But what makes me even prouder than that is the good sportsmanship he modeled tonight, along with his dad/coach. Josh lost 14-15 at the buzzer, as a result of a very controversial call. I had thought he won, or was at least tied, and was completely shocked when the other guys arm was lifted. I learned later that the play-by-play announcer for the streamlined (winNW.com) version of the match declared Josh the winner too. Of course, Coach Crebbin immediately went over to the scorers table for clarification, but Josh and Mike displayed nothing but positive sportsmanship when the referee did not change the call. No bad mouthing, no throwing of head gear, no punch walls, all of which I have witnessed by other wrestlers in similar situations. I'm hoping that it just sparks a bit more fire in Josh heading in to the state tournament at the Tacoma Done next week.
Coach Crebbin and Coach Farmer after a tough loss.

On the podium....

1 comment:

Eva said...

You should be so proud! There are plenty of athletes out there who can learn from Josh's example. Way to go! Can't wait to see how the state tournament goes!!!!