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Spanish Fork duel/1-20 practice

dueled Spanish Fork on thursday. We won. I won both my jv matches. First match I was beating the kid 16 to 2 when I pinned him. next match i teched the kid. Domination. Now if I could just do that on varsity level kids all the time.

Few more weeks of wrestling left. Gotta get it done this season.

1-20 practice

had a good practice. drilled with chad. went good, he’s flexible and a scrambler so scoring is tough but i manage to score. just have to watch out for his arm throws. wrestled in a match with chad also, first period he scored a takedown, i escaped. second period, i escaped, no other action. third period, he escapes i take him down and turn him for two. i won 4 to 3. next match i wrestled in practice was against brady, first period i scored a takedown and three near fall and he escaped. second period, i escaped and scored another takedown. third period, he got a reversal and i got an escape. 9 to 3 was the score.

doing better, starting to get it back. i woulda scored one more takedown on brady but i hit my cheekbone on his knee and split open pretty good. blood time. but overall it was a good practice

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1-16

Had practice today. My partner was a lot heavier than me, but also basically our only chance of having a state champion wrestler this year. I wrestle 138, he wrestles 182. He doesn’t cut so it was only about 40 pound difference and I’m flexible and quick enough that I could use it against him.

During live drills we went about 50-50 with him winning some, and me winning some.

After drills, we did a live match before conditioning. I wrestled him still. He took me down from a front headlock. Held me down the whole first period. Second period, I was stuck on bottom for almost the whole first half of the period, probably about 45 seconds or so. Got to my tripod and got out. He basically stalled for 30 – 45 seconds, I got very offensive. I hit a few over collar shrugs, missed the single and ankle pick from it, barely. I missed it probably 3 – 5 times. With ten seconds left, I hit a duck under but couldn’t get him on the mat before time ran out. Score: 2 to 1 going into the third. He chose down. Ran my spiral and got legs in, held him down the whole period. He bellied out and didn’t work. I was trying to work a power half series almost the whole time, I switched to a Guillotine but couldn’t get it, went back to my power half series. He stalled the whole time, I switched from cross body to parallel leg riding and just couldn’t manage to turn him. Final score: 2 to 1. I probably should have cut him and looked for the takedown, but since he was about 45 pounds heavier than me I don’t think I did too bad.

Looking to beat him by the end of the year.

1-5-12

shittiest practice ever.

lost to connor today. just wasnt me. felt like shit. looked shitty on my feet, didn’t use my motion. didn’t get my level changes and fakes going good enough. wrestled coach cowan. almost scored a take down. got in on a low single. from a missed ankle pick from an over collar shrug. my legs are dead. don’t feel like i have any power in them. in decent shape. i wish i could figure out how to consistently wrestle at my level..

12-14

practice was good today. long, but good. got my weight off. was way under, like 2.3lbs under. so i got to drink some more. practice was a warm up, drilling shots and takedowns, then we wrestled live in groups, switching in and out, then we wrestled a match. during the live group wrestling, i was beating everyone. i gave up a few shitty takedowns that i shouldn’t have, but i’ll work on it. with a cold and a hurt knee i think i could have beat cruz today and wrestled varsity tomorrow but coach doesn’t want me or cruz to hurt our knees anymore than they already are, so i’m wrestling jv for the carbon duel tomorrow.

my goal is to score 7+ takedowns and win by pin or technical fall. i worked on my inside cradle today a little bit and feel good with it, still need to work on my crossface cradle a little bit more. don’t feel as comfortable with it as i do my inside cradle, but i think tomorrow should be a good one. not sure what i’m doing for the manti tournament whether i will wrestle jv or on the independent team. either way, i’m excited to wrestle. although, i’d rather it be against top competition.

12-13

practice went okay today. i’ve got a cold that has to mess with my conditioning and my knee is still a little tender. still went hard and got it done though. drilled a lot today, on the feet going light and then top/bottom going 100% i’m really starting to like short sits and then getting hand control and hip heisting out, or even standing up if i have to, its a good way to create motion on the bottom. been working with some over collar shrug stuff too. i like controlling both sides of the tie, but not very many people let you control both sides, they try to free wrists and fight inside, so if someone takes away my inside collar, i worked on an over collar shrug to a pick and then a low level, throw by type of attack.

wrestled a match in practice today. took my kid down with an over collar shrug to pick, cut him, took him down with a double leg, pinned him in a half. started back up, took him down with another over collar shrug to pick. time ran out. i went down, short sit and hip heisted out and went right back to looking for takedowns. hit a decent low single, cut him, hit a good double leg, good high c, time ran out, he went down, i turned him again with legs in, power halfed and cross faced, let him up, he shot in, i whizzered hard and stuck him again just by keeping my whizzer and hipping into him until i got him on his back. had to do an overtime period, i hit a sweet head snap into a double leg with a trip finish. kid’s not great but he’s not horrible either, he’s wrestling varsity at 126 but the weight cut regulations made him go 132 for a few weeks so he weighed about 132 and i weighed about 138 when we wrestled.

tomorrow should be an easy practice, drilling, getting weight off, maybe a live match or two. then we duel carbon on thursday.

12-12

practice was alright today. i’ve had diarrhea all day and a cold on top of that, think i might have the flu. my knee is tender and pretty stiff after practice. i favored my left knee mostly today. did alright, wrestled cruz and went all three periods with him and then we had over time, and top bottom over time, i beat him the the over time periods but he beat me 6 to 4 in the actual match. ran the wall sprints today like an animal, i was either first or second either time.

the whole team is sick i think, which sucks. it’s just passing on sickness pretty much. oh well. i walked out of practice at 139.1, had a powerade and some water, then had coffee with a friend, and some ramen. i’m probably about 142 right now, which isn’t bad.

12-7

today was supposed to be a lighter practice, but i went with chad and he went hard the whole time but i scored a lot of takedowns. tons of low singles, didn’t work much from the tie up. except for a double leg and a high crotch.

wrestled a lot and was way under weight, so i got to eat and drink a lot of water tonight. probably get to eat some breakfast. i’m wrestling varsity tomorrow for sure. i went hard in practice this week. i know i’m ready. i know i can hang with the best. i know i can win. i’ll use my motion and circle around him until he reaches and if it’s there i’ll go high crotch or double leg, if it’s not i’m circle him until my low single is there, if i can snap him hard in the tie, i’ll look for my pick.

all i want to do is be successful. lately i’ve been getting furious in practice and just scoring off shear craziness and its helped when i need to score points and i end up escaping off bottom or reversing them or getting a take down when i’m in deep on the legs and they are defending good. i’m going to win. WAR NORTH SANPETE.