On February 16th, the wrestling expo was finally pushed through after few rescheduling because of the snow. I couldn't be more excited to see our son do what he have learned during the 8-week free wrestling training at Madonna High. We are really grateful that the Wrestling team at Madonna High offered this course for free to the children from the St. Joseph and St. Paul catholic schools.
We almost missed it too because we did not received the call from the school, we thought it was cancelled again. I am glad that one of the Moms have texted me and told me that the match up will be that night.
Anyway, the students collects some donations from the guests. Until now, I am still surprised that they don't charge parents for them, that is so nice of them to spend their free time to impart what their skills in wrestling to the little kids.
My son wasn't 100% healed from the sickness that he got from that weak so he was not h 100% himself but he was excited for this expo that he did not mind going and showing us what he have learned.
The Wrestling team even provided each kid a shirt which is really nice considering that they rendered their services for free.
They warmed up after they gathered up in the middle of the gym. The event was held at Bill Barret Gym - Madonna High campus. That was our first time there and glad we were able to attend as this will be the kids future high school.
Our son was matched up with one of his classmates which I thought was an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time. It was an advantage because we know who he is going up against but it was also a disadvantage because they did not want to hurt each other so they were very gentle with other like they were scared to attack lol.
IT was a friendly competition and it was fun to watch. I had fun watching other parents who were really going into it like it was a real fight and they were screaming and telling their kids what to do.
EJ won the match up. He scored 27 while his opponent got 12. He was very proud and we were too. He told his Dad that his win was his birthday gift for him since it was my husband's birthday the next day. I thought that was nice of him to say that to his Dad.
I don't know why, it was just a friendly competition but I was so nervous for him. I don't think I would be able to watch him when he is all grown up and doing this kind of sports lol. Then again, I am always nervous when they have to perform, it's just typical of me. Below are the short clips I recorded in the camera.