February 27, 2009
Mission had it's wrestling tournament this weekend. The older kids wrestled Friday night. Despite getting there late, losing his shoes (he had to borrow Daij's) and the looonnng evening (I had the two little boys and Azia plus two friends to keep entertained and full of concession food in the crowded gym) Israel ended up doing well.
The only match he lost was his very first one--a close 3-5 match. Then he had to make his way through the losers bracket, winning 2 matches & then getting a bye to get into the constellation match. That final match was probably his easiest one. They seemed to get easier as the night went on instead of more difficult.
In the end, he took third place in his 85 pound weight class.