I am proud to be a Wrestling Mom. An All In Wrestling Mom. My two sons have always been active in sports. Each sport has value and teaches its own lessons. Unlike other sports, wrestling lessons, both physical and mental benefit every sport and benefit life in general. What the t-shirts say is true, “Once you have been a wrestler, everything else is easy.”
When my sons were youth wrestlers I went to classes to receive coaching certifications every year. I was privileged to be in their corners and with them every day at practice. Now that they are older, the high school coaching staff members are much more experienced and there is not a place for me as a coach. I am involved administratively with the team and enthusiastically do as much as I can.
When my oldest son was a freshman I received a fabulous camera for Christmas. Since then I have become the team photographer. After every meet I post photos of each wrestler on Facebook. The athletes and their extended family members “friend” me so that they can celebrate their favorite wrestlers.
I am delighted to once again be in the corner for my sons and the rest of the team! Capturing “the moment” in a match is absolute magic for me. Knowing the wrestlers love them and that through my pictures, out of town family members are able to share in those moments warms my heart.
I am an All In Wrestling Mom, Coach, Administrator, Photographer. I love this sport. I hope you enjoy some of this year’s favorite shots.