Friday, January 16, 2009

Rio Mesa Wrestling

Wednesday night I joined Brian and Koreen FitzGerald to watch Rio Mesa's wrestling team compete in a thriller against Channel Islands H.S.


The beauty of this sport is "NO EXCUSES"!  It is always you vs. one opponent.

The gym lights go off as they turn out the single mat light to create this eerie scene for combat.  The gym is packed with now faceless fans yelling encouragement out of the darkness.  As they wrestle, EVERYTHING falls on the individual wrestler's shoulders.  You don't have the luxury of blamimg disaster on a receiver dropping a pass, a point guard missing a shot at the buzzer or a batter striking out with the bases loaded.  It is ALL about you and what you are made of!

I REALLY like wrestling and wish that every lineman and linebacker took up the sport, it would make them far better football players.

You Have To Be Quick To Win!

Final Score: Channel Islands 33 - Rio Mesa 32

A tough loss for the home team but a lot of great action for all in attendance.

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