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Wrestling Moms Prove Screaming is Good for the Soul

Michele Weldon | November 23, 2010

Weldon said he could never hear me anyway. Brendan said his friends were amused. Colin said he likes when I scream during his matches as long as I don't use any nicknames.

Wrestling moms are loud in the stands. We try to be positive and not use the death words. No "Kill him, crush his face," any of that. We just scream. As you see here, in a short clip from Preseason Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa last month, I am not the only one who believes a good mom scream goes a long way while watching your child wrestle. Cover your ears if you can't take a good cheer.

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  1. I so agree! There is nothing like a good mom scream. With my first son I didn’t even try to hold back but I promised my second son that I would be better. He is now a freshman who wrestled is first varsity tournament last weekend; and guess what? I yelled like a crazy lady. I don’t get nasty, I just try to be “helpful”. Coach tells me I try to do his job. Maybe I’ll do better this weekend, but I doubt it. 🙂

  2. I so agree! I tried to do better this past weekend but wasn’t successful. When we watch the videos, we always have to mute the volume because of my yelling. I don’t think it’s possible to watch your child wrestle and stay silent. At least it isn’t for me.

  3. Agreed. One time, an opposing school asked me to be quieter. Hmmm… not gonna’ happen. That’s my boy on the mat and if I can’t be on the mat to help him, then he’s gonna hear me. I never say anything derogatory – always positive directed to my son. PIN HIM! GET UP NOW! LOOK UP! PUSH! EXPLODE! I always lose my voice for a couple of days after a tournment. But my son hears me… he knows I am there for him. That’s all that matters.

  4. Our team’s wrestlers have given us moms a spectrum of “cheering” advice, from, “I can’t hear you anyway, you may as well not yell, mom” (my own son)… all the way to one of our boys telling his mom he thinks he does better when he can hear her cheering for him. (Can they or can they not hear us?! 🙂 I tell the “new wrestling moms” each year, “It’s intense to watch your son out there!” I believe cheering and yelling in a positive way is how we parents cope with the adrenaline we get going as we watch our boys compete!

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