Monday, January 26, 2009

Trevor the Wrestler

Wrestling season is about to come to a close. There is only one more match this weekend and Trevor has finally decided that he actually likes to wrestle. When given the option for next year to wrestle or play basketball he says he'd rather wrestle. What a leap from the start of the season! He was initially terrified of this sport - he was sure he'd break a bone or have to endure some horrible injury (this is all thanks to the "cool stories" his coaches told at the beginning of the season - hellooo, these are little 9 year old boys you're talking to here!).


The awesome 4th grade wrestlers... Trevor, Jacob C., Jacob E. and Kishawn.


At last week's match Trevor got to wrestle THREE TIMES! Whoa baby. The first 2 matches were over in less than 12 seconds with Trevor getting pinned both times. When the coach came to get him a third time the conversation went like this:

Coach: C'mon Trevor, let's go!
Trevor: (with a confused/defeated look on his face) But I already wrestled twice?

My heart fell to my stomach in that moment. But he got up anyway and did what the coach asked him to do - what a good boy! And what do they say? - "third time's a charm"? Well, that day, IT WAS. That match lasted for 5 rounds - that's a record for Trevor! Even though he didn't win it sure felt like he did. He was completely red-faced, sweating and exhausted, but we could see that even he was proud of himself. What an accomplishment for our gentle boy! Oh man, I'm almost crying as I'm typing this out. I just love those moments as a parent. To see your child succeed is the most amazing feeling.

Trevor in action...

Here's a quick video of his last match.

video


Here's proud Daddy with his boy. Jeremy was stoked to see Trevor wrestle and to see him try his heart out.

And now, as wrestling comes to an end, we wonder... what is in store for Trevor during the next sporting season?

3 comments:

haley said...

I love the video; I can relate with Jennifer's words in the background watching your little boy! He did so great! That has got to be one of the best things about being a parent is to see our kids succeed at something.

Kelly said...

Jennifer- can you please tell Trevor that big Uncle "j" is proud of his decision to continue wrestling. it will pay off huge dividends later on. and i think jeremy can FINALLY lay to rest all his lame singlet jokes. look who has the last laugh now!!!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer- can you please tell Trevor that big Uncle "j" is proud of his decision to continue wrestling. it will pay off huge dividends later on. and i think jeremy can FINALLY lay to rest all his lame singlet jokes. look who has the last laugh now!!!