Cookie – The Disappearing Ninja!
I Know I’m not much of a writer but I thought I would give everybody an update how things have been since I hardly see anybody anymore.
I like to think that most of you notice that I make a sudden disappearance from about October to February every year and there’s only one explanation; Wrestling season! Everyday at 6AM on the track, and Every afternoon til 6 o’clock. Wrestling has been taking a strenuous toll on my body and its not even half way over. But I’ll give you guys an update of how its been.
Two weekends ago, the team packed up into vans and headed all the way out to Klein Oak for the Klein Oak Gator Roll Invitational. This tournament was fairly easy for me until i faced a very strong wrestler from The Woodlands – who i could of swore had me beat, but i went on to get a lucky reversal, putting him on his back for the pin. My final match went smoothly as I stood atop the podium with that sweet, sweet gold around my neck.
Last weekend was the Bishop Lynch Invitational, which is supposed to be the toughest tournament of the year for us. Bishop Lynch is a private school housing some of the most elite wrestlers in the nation. Their team over all is ranked 8th in the US. So the cookie monster went into this one feeling a little bit more like a crumb. My first few matches I easily won by pin, working my way up the bracket until I had a kid from Canyon Randall (which is a school ranked number 2 in Texas). I expected for a good match. The whistle blows and the kid is going nuts, shooting takedowns, snapping my head… this kid has to be 6’3″. After the second period ended i realized i was down 8 points. SHIT!, I thought, this match is over! But I stayed true to myself and proceeded to shoot 8 takedowns, hitting them all because the other guy was just gassed. Felt good to get my hand raised on that one. I’m sure i gave my coach some more gray hair.
Anyway, after all the tournaments and duals, I’m ranked 7th in the state, which is a pretty big accomplishment for me. Check 171 for the weight.
Anyways – the family is doing great. Travis is off at Blinn in College Station and Wyatt is chuggin’ his way through grade school. Me and the same girl are still together and it has just been an awesome year and a half for me. I’m sure a bunch of you are giggling at my little high school relationship but cut me some slack ha ha.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you and miss the gym alot. Don’t hesitate to call a Cookie every now and then guys! Later!