Monday, February 20, 2012

Tacoma Dome....

We spent a good portion of our weekend in here, but the sky definitely did not look like this! Picture in your mind dark gray and rain, and you can see the dreary weather we had to dart to and from the car in. Actually it wasn't really a dart, more of a marathon, as the parking was horrendous this weekend. Not only did they have all classifications of wrestling together, but the state gymnastics tournament was going on in the exhibition center next door. To top it off, they removed a parking lot to put in an auto museum, so parking was even more of a premium. I feel sorry for the local neighborhoods, as the spectators had to find spots a long distance away and make the trek to the Dome.

Enough about the outside though, as the main action was on the inside! Here's photos of Josh for his first match on Friday...


Yep, he pinned the kid! Next that night he came up against the eventual state champ, but held his own, fighting the full three rounds. He needed to win his next match to guarantee a top 8 medal, but despite leading in the second round, he ended up getting pinned. Josh was disappointed, because he had actually been dominating the kid, but thus, this is how wrestling is sometimes. Now it is only inspiring him for next year, as he is all ready to start working out this week for freestyle season!

Below is a shot I took of most of the wrestlers and fans from Oak Harbor. We had one male and one female each take home a third place medal. With five boys and one alternate qualifying for state, with none of them being seniors, the boys are excited about the prospects for next season. I am proud of them all, but especially the many long hours and dedication Coach Dad puts in, and the leadership and discipline that Joshua displayed this season. Great job guys!

1 comment:

Eva said...

Congratulations, Josh, on a great season...for making it as far as you did and holding your head high, all the while. Under great coaching and leadership, the entire team should be proud. I can't wait to see what next season brings!