Winning is Best

Michele Weldon | December 30, 2011

Colin with Coach Mike Powell enjoying a pin.

I know we are all supposed to be above this kind of thing. We are not gloat. We are in it for the challenge and the discipline of the sport. But oh my, it is one of the 10 best feelings in the world when your son has his hand raised in victory in a wrestling match when he is giving his all.

Multiply that times 100 when he pins the guy.

Thursday Colin won big, pinning all five of his opponents at 138 pounds at the William "Red" Schmitt 51st annual Holiday Wrestling Tournament in Granite City, Illiinois. Day 1 of the tournament could not have gone better. The Oak Park-River Forest Huskies are all doing incredibly well, 46 wins, 11 losses for the 13-man roster. (We're missing a few kids.)

OPRF is winning in team points, and Colin contributed the most you can to his team. Five pins at six points each.

Not only that the weather is great-- sunny and about 45 to 50 degrees, the parents are polite, the food is OK and I am so happy for Colin. Brendan made the trip with me and we are screaming and cheering for Colin and everyone on the team. Back to the gym right now.

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