Last night we attended the wrestling dual between Norfolk Catholic Knights and the Creighton/Verdigre Bulldogs. The dual was held in the gym at school. We arrived at the gym just as they were saying the prayer and singing the National Anthem before the event. Justin wanted to run right in and say "Hi" to Zac, our nephew and head coach of the Creighton/Verdigre wrestling team, because he was standing close to the doorway. I told Justin that he had to wait until after the dual was over. We headed into the gym and sat by Uncle Randy in the Creighton/Verdigre fan section. Uncle Randy surprised us with wrestling t-shirts for Keith, Cara and me. The dual was very close until the last four matches with Creighton/Verdigre pulling out the win.
Early yesterday morning, I sent Zac a message on Facebook that we would be attending the dual. He responded back asking which team we would be cheering for that evening. I told him that it might depend which kid you asked. Justin was cheering for Zac's team the whole time. I also told Zac that Justin wants to start wrestling on the little kids' team at school. We told Justin that he can join, but we know that the first takedown will probably result in him crying. Last night, Zac told Justin to give wrestling a try and to do his best.
This was our first time to watch Zac coach. He paced back and forth along the edge of the mat calling our instructions to his athletes. Zac's varsity wrestlers are undefeated in duals this year and they have been placing well in tournaments. We wish his team good luck on the rest of the season.