Reni is seeded third for Middle School State starting tommorrow. Her record is 29-3.... two losses (and a win) against a Roller all-star kid, and a loss (at 73's) against a long time training partner in an area we want to move to. She would have been seeded first at 68 but they decided to eliminate that weight this year. She'll be giving up weight (weighs 68), but should do well.
I am bringing ten kids in a first year program and have 3-4 others who might place. We get no official money. I let the moms do the fund raising, and I did the coaching (I am the only coach) and the AD type stuff, and whenever donations to the district come in I have to deal with that money (receipts and all of that)..... as it's still a school (unfunded but school board approved) program.
Funny, this all came about because the HS tried to kick me out of the room. I went to the Superintendent of schools (a friend), and the next thing I know is I have my own program. I wasn't expecting all of that but decided if I had it I would run 'real' wrestling practices, even more challenging than our underacheiving HS runs. I figured I'd chase most of the kids off (it is that kind of town), but most of them stayed with it and thrived. We've had more success then the HS, so they are making nice with me now. Go figure.