Archive for September 2009

Why This Site and Why You’re Here

Michele Weldon | September 6, 2009

It’s not like I have a lot of extra time. So I know not to waste yours. I work about 60 hours a week. I write books, articles, essays. I do laundry, cook and occasionally walk two miles around the local track. I’m a decent sister and a good friend. And I’m a wrestling mom.

One in 10 Million

Michele Weldon |

He is almost too good to be true. Nobody could be that great. But ask any wrestler, former wrestler, parent or coach who knows him; Mike Powell is just that great. Powell, as we call him, like Cher or Hulk or Rock, is the head coach at Oak Park-River Forest High School. He won Coach […]

Slideshow: One Day, Two Wrestlers

Michele Weldon | September 5, 2009

Slideshow: Coaches

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Accidental Athlete

Michele Weldon | September 4, 2009

You couldn’t say I am a hyper fan because I am living out my own athleticism through my sons; I am amazed by their fitness and competitive verve, awed by their strength and agility. It is foreign to me, quite separate from who I am and who I ever wanted to be. It is completely unrelated to my youth of occasional swimming, hopscotch and excessive jump roping.