at least mayo is right around the corner
i'm off to the minnesota christmas tournament in rochester to see a whole lotta wrestling this weekend. the lad has been winning in his first varsity year, but he remains the upstart sophomore heavyweight in the upstart 'stang program. tor is in a bracket with some of the best in the country, including the state's top-ranked heavy and others in the top 10.
i've been masking my concerns for his well-being (not fears, mind you, just concerns) with lame attempts at gallows humor:
#3. oh sure, they're stronger, faster, and more experienced. but you're unorthodox, dude, nobody wants to wrestle you.
#2. we're in rochester, man, you'll have the best doctors in the world!
#1. Q: dad, do you really want to drive 100 miles just to see me get my azz kicked?
A: son, i'd drive 200 miles just to see you get your azz kicked.
update: the lads from mounds view held their own this weekend, and tor took a couple friday matches before succumbing on saturday to the big fella from totino grace (above). the heavyweight matches seemed especially tough, but no major injuries were reported.