pt 3 (!)
We attacked the fever and stomach problems with motrin and pepto bismal pills, and he drank a decent amount of diluted gatorade, but he puked up about a 1/2 gallon 20 minutes after his final match, then climbed into bed and went to sleep for about 12 hours. Didn't even want to go to the Area 11 party given for all place winners! I was up all night worrying about him and feeling terrible that I had been giving him grief for not using his best offensive tools, before I realized how sick he was. Of course he wouldn't hear of not competing, when I gave him the offer before we started. For me that just confirmed that he was just anxious, but I was wrong. To be honest, it makes me that much more proud of the little dude. Here is the link if you care to check out Desmonds progression. 12 & Under, 145 lbs. http://18.104.22.168/tournaments/09%2...mpionships.pdf
Hope all else is going well.
pt.2 (I was being long winded )
My son took 2nd, losing in the finals 1-0 on a 30 sec ride-out in the 3rd overtime! On the way there, he beat the defending champion, and two other area champs. He had 3 triple OT matches in all. After his finals match, he looked like a child abuse victim, black eye, big scrape across his chin, bruises on his forearms...And, get this (and I wouldn't put this out in public because it sounds like sour grapes and I believe he lost fair and square to a great kid and buddy of his in the finals) but he wrestled the whole tournament sick as a dog from food poisoning! He ate something bad at an all-you-can-shovel down kind of joint and 1st started complaining of diarrhea the night before wrestling started, then woke up with a fever of 101.5 and a headache.
Hey Brother Russ,
Can't trade backups?!? That is an odd rule. I'd be pissed too! We can trade anyone we want to in our league. I suggest you come on over to "Jensenville" next year bro. Our commish is wise!
Sorry for the long delay in responding to your post (I know you said you just needed to vent, but I don't like to leave my buddies hanging), but as you may have read, I was in Erie, PA all weekend at the State Jr. wrestling championships. Russ, I have wrestled in just about every major tournament in the US and the world -NCAA's D1,D2 & D3; Midlands; Las Vegas Open, US Open Freestyle & Greco, US Jr. Nationals (Iowa city before it was moved to Fargo), Western Jr. Regionals, Olympic & world team trials, Sunkist open...) and I have rarely seen wrestling as heated and as intense as the PA Junior States! Man, this kids (ages 10 & Under, 12 & U, 14 & U) really go at it, good technique, hard and aggressive, stalling calls are enforced, it was awesome!
Brother MOJO-I have never been this angry -I put Metcalf up for trade and took the better offer -Drouin ,Terry and Gillespie for Mcalf and Hall-then later -to use as my flex -I traded Chris Brown #10 for Tyler Clark #8-but Zapp said we could not trade back ups . He is just upset that he didn't getMetcalf -he should have made a better offer than Lance Palmer and John Reader . We have traded back ups all year save now . Are you guys allowed to trade back ups ?
I apologize for this message it is just so hard to HAVE no alternatives save accept this ruling -which is 100% wrong -I'll get over it .Thanks for 'listening' .Russ
I did surprisingly well with 281 points -7 1sts ,2 2nds and 2 3rds .
Brother R. Payton,
Yeah, I thought I had a good shot, but it was one of those two steps forward, two steps back deals. I was REAL surprised by Caponi, but got hosed on Torsten Gillespie scoring zilch (while our personal zombie curse Jagurie takes 3rd **#^#^#!) and as you mentioned, my red-headed step-child (please forgive me if you are a redhead too, Brother RP . Russell upsets Tshirts and Gomez comes in from a 5 seed to win, but Varner and Ellis both lose. What can you say. I am just glad its not real money we are playing with! After this season, I would be both penny-less and nut-less (after the wife/accountant find out about it)!
I thought you were a shoo-in after Caponi surprised me and won the ACC-Snderson -living in his brother's shadow and KNOWING he cannot beat Burroughs w/out a club is through psychologically .
Brother MOJO-I truly lament your situation -if we could do inter-league trading I could send you Honeycutt -I had 6 redshirts and one guy Cocccazozo from Edinboro quit before one match -I have traded and analyzed matches until I can tell you the fourth seed in the CAA at 165 -but I am now in 3rd -I would trade a #5 for a #15 that had a quad that weekend and so on -now my team should be weak but I feel fairly positive -I have 2-3 poss. champs -Poeta ,Herbst ,Nickerson and Baker or Kennedy at 33 -somehow I have the #1 seed @ 10 weights for conferences -I nearly quit when Graf redshirted -the kid could AA this year . my worst wrestler is #14 Barnes and he' s 32 -4-but 49 belongs to one man .I have made twice as many trades as LoSt .
(cont.) How I have ended up in the bottom 1/4, I have no idea (although I'm sure if I asked Brother LoSt what the deal is he would give me a 10-point analysis on the spot ! Ah well, piss, moan, bitch, wail, poor meeeee! Thanks for listening Brother Payton.
Oh man, I thought I had a great dark horse pick with Caponi, ACC champ, made it to the Rd of 12 @ NCAA's... but this year, there is no way of knowing who you are going to have from match to match! Drives me f'ing nuts!!! I don't really know what the story is.
Here is an interview from late January, were he supposedly has every thing back on track:
However, February pretty much went like the previous month. Goes from being Randy Lewis to Josh Budke, week in, week out. Worse part for me is that I don't have another 84 lber, so I am stuck. Man this season just went to shit Brother Payton! I had what I thought was a great squad- 5 potential NCAA champs (Gomez, Russell, Luke, Varner, Ellis) another with a great shot at the top 4 (Sanderson) and a real dark horse surprise heavy who was a Jr. world freestyle champion (Eric Nye).
Brother MOJO-how does Caponi go from 39-4 to 12-5 in a year ? I have read nothing of injuries -at least nothing to explain such a turn around -is he having trouble with the weight ? his workout partners are great -Henrich is on my fantasy and is 34-1 and BIG RED-Jones -is 25-5-have you heard anything ?
Re: Jarod King, he is just coming back from an injury that kept him out for almost a month, so I don't think he is quite at 100% yet. I am just glad I have him now instead of that horrible back-up, who gave up techs and pins like they were cold bottles of Bud! You are right, this is a great time of the year.
BROTHER MOJO-is King at 100%-he lost for the second time to the Hofstra kid who doesn't really impress me that much -and he has his hands full this week with Headlee and Jones -Donnie has been wrestling great the last coupla weeks -I LOVE this time of year -high school state finals -college conferences where one match sits your butt down for a year -EXCITING .
Brother MOJO-the reason I ask is I was watching via the Oregon State feed -the match and Z just treated Gonzales like a little boy -9-0 but it could have been 90 had he wanted -he had Gonzo in the air nearly military pressing him . The OSU feed is excellent and FREE -no one has abused Gonzo like that . Kimbrell could wrestle 33 in the big 10-or is it Dillashaw -old age is creeping in ...
Greetings Brother R.Payton,
My Dad taught at UC Davis and I spent a lot of time on that campus as a boy. They were also in the same conference as I was when I was a collegiate wrestler, so when I had a chance to pick up a decent Aggie, I jumped on it! You are right though, Zotaway is kicking ass. I don't think anyone in our draft picked him believe it or not! Anti-west coast bias!
Brother MOJO-any special reason you took Orozco instead of Zoetaway ? Z has been kicking A out west .
MOJO-Jarequi wrestled 4 matches and won all 4 -scoring me 18 points in the process -so I immediately traded him as his stock rose . Was he a pure freestyler at some point ? Because he's great off his feet and not much else .Traded him for Barnes and his 4 matches this weekend -should have just went with Barnes all year -he is 26-4 -with 7 techs , 8 majors and 6 pins . Metcalf is going to win it so I should have went with this point scoring machine -just ones he gets on his belly it is OV-P-tax teched him and ALL his loses are from getting turned on bottom . I was tied for 10th now 7th and ridind a rocket with 23 matches this week .
BROTHER MOJO-I am shocked to announce that a certain David Jarequi pinned 20th ranked Cheeza from MSU in the first period -I nearly had a stroke when I saw that result .
1987 ?-I was coaching wrestling in your neck of the woods then-Fontana , Ca.. Sequoia jr.high-
Did you wrestle at Assembly Hall or did they make you wrestle in that funky fieldhouse -Coach Knight wasn't a big fan of letting people into Assembly Hall-Bruce might never have been an Olympic champ-five years later as ISU's program was forced out right after he left .
Brother MOJO-I am truly worried about our sport -the future is BLEAK-look at CSB's roster -looks like a refugee camp for dead programs and Boise State is little more than an all-star team of everyone west of the Rockies .
Just for fun go to youtube and watch Travis Rutt wrestle Greco-Remind you of anyone ?
LOL! Forfeit eh? Yeah, I can see that as a viable option managing J's matches!!
As far as us crossing paths, I think I only competed in Indiana one time, at the 1987(?) freestyle World Team Trials in Bloomington. I wrestled Baumgartner in the finals. My first match was noticable in that I threw Bruce in a judo arm toss that brought the crowd to its feet! I think I just made him mad however, and he pounded me for the rest of that match and the next making me happy to place 2nd! It was still fun however, as my friend and roommate Dan Severin, and my best friend James Johnson, both took 2nd as well, so we all made the Pan Am team. We had a nice camp at IU for about a week after the trials. Perhaps you were around at either of those events.