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 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.
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.