January 26, 2008

Brian's '07/'08 Wrestling Season

Palo Verde Dual Champs (Brian wearing the white shirt in the middle)
Brian's '07/'08 wrestling season for Cimarron-Memorial High School is over. He can now eat when and what he wants. No more early Saturday morning tournaments that run into early evenings. No more rolling in after practice at 4:30 pm every school day. No more starvation or stationary bike riding to cut weight.

Brian wrestling action from Palo Verde Duals (maroon)

Brian had fifty matches this season, and he won thirty-one (62 percent). Interestingly, six of his nineteen losses were in weight classes one (135 lbs) or two (140 lbs) slots higher than his normal class (130 lbs) because his coaches felt it was best for the team (Cimarron-Memorial had the best JV team in southern Nevada this year). There were several Saturday tournaments where he wrestled five or six matches in one day.
Holiday Classic at Las Vegas Convention Center
Brian's interview for JV Dual Meet
Brian (maroon) wrestling in Holiday Classic
This past Friday/Saturday he wrestled in the JV Zone Tournament. Thirty schools competed, and several had more than one wrestler in the 130 pound class (as was the case for Cimarron-Memorial). Although Brian did not place, he did advance through four rounds before he was finally eliminated in the fifth round (which I estimate placed him in the top ten wrestlers in his weight class). We are very proud of him, but happy for his return to a normal life.

Brian wrestling action from JV Sunset Regional Duals (maroon)

CM Repro sponsorship for Brian's 130 pound weight class

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