Michele Weldon | February 26, 2013
There’s been a furor over the decision not to guarantee wrestling a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Rightly so. I know first-hand what the sport does for young men (including my three sons) and an increasing number of young women. Fortunately, the decision is not final. It’s time to speak out.
Michele Weldon | February 22, 2013
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.”
Michele Weldon | February 13, 2013
Help save wrestling for The Olympics.
Michele Weldon | September 20, 2012
Do the walks, the runs, the awareness all of it. And tell your sisters, mom, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, lovers, friends and coworkers– hell, even tell the women next to you on the bus– to get a mammogram. Because it could save her life. As it did mine.
Michele Weldon | July 19, 2012
Every year thousands of wrestlers from all over the country come to Fargo, ND to battle for the stop sign – the plaque that says you are the best high school wrestler at your weight in either Greco Roman or Freestyle in the nation.
For four years Sam has come to Fargo and he’d gotten very close six times, but he’d never gone home with the stop sign – until now.
Michele Weldon | April 23, 2012
At 20, Ellis is the youngest member of the Olympic wrestling team and one of the most successful wrestlers in the wrestling room coached by Mike Powell. All of us who watched Ellis’ career bloom from 2005-2009 can recall Coach Powell kissing Ellis on the top of the head before each match. And then Ellis would go out and annihilate his opponent.
Michele Weldon | March 5, 2012
Katie has had many obstacles to overcome being a girl in a male-dominant sport. Against the boys she loses more than she wins but never lets that beat her down. Every time she walks onto the mat she believes she can win. She has had some major victories too.
Michele Weldon | February 16, 2012
Headed to state tonight to watch our Huskies wrestle at Inidivual Illinois High School Association, Class 3A. Go Huskies!
Michele Weldon | February 10, 2012
If you are like me, you have been hooting and hollering about all the new viral “S—” different people say. I thought it was about time to give wrestling moms our due. I have so much material stay tuned for Part II.
Michele Weldon | February 7, 2012
The team’s amazing first-time ever in OPRFHS history feat of advancing 14 of 14 wrestlers on the roster to regionals in hopes of sweeping at state was a nerve-wracking blast to witness.