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Friday, December 24, 2010

Foto Story Friday #133-- wrestling and strange sights

Wrestling season is in full swing round here and Cody is having a good time.  He has improved 500 times since last season.  His first match of the year was won with a pin!  I wasn't able to be there to see it, but I am so proud of his accomplishments.  While we were gone to Vegas he had 2 big meets and a dual.  Since we've been home he's had 2 home duals and a big meet in Dickinson North Dakota.  His first home dual against The Hardin Bulldogs brought him another pin in 48 seconds!  We were cheering our hearts out!
 Going for a take down

 Going for an arm to roll him
 Looking for a hold.
 Working the head and arm.
 Sucking up the cradle.
 And PIN!!!!
It was so very cool to watch them raise his hand for the win!
The big Invite at Dickinson we were unable to attend (it is tough to get the crew out for 2 full days of wrestling with school and the drive and the cost of food and admission for 6 people!).  Cody texted as soon as his first match was over, another pin!!! And then Saturday he texted with 2 more pins!  Bringing his total for the season thus far up to 5!  Last year he ended the season with just one pin.  This past Tuesday they had their second home dual against the Glasgow Scotties.  They proved to be a tough team.  Every guy had to fight hard for his points and or pin.
 The shake
 oh no, being taken down
 fighting to free his arms
 not looking good, but still he is trying to free himself
Straining to get an arm out.... but he eventually was pinned.  There were many guys who wrestled all out and didn't come up on top we are very proud of his efforts and how he has grown this year.  His next dual is the 4th against the Miles City Cowboys, and it's a home meet so we will be there screaming and cheering our boys on!!
The other day we were out running errands, when this farm truck pulled onto the main drag with a large animal on the back.
Upon closer examination, we determined that it was a horse.  I guess his ole horse passed.  Not sure where he took it maybe to a vet or the stockyard for proper disposal, but it was a very odd sight indeed.
On Tuesday, we took a little drive over to ND to deliver some secret Santa gifts.  We stopped at the truck stop and saw this:
I don't know what this guy is plowing into or through, but that is a serious grill!
Also on our drive we saw this pretty light wrapped in greenery and nature's frosty touches too.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and may the spirit of the season dwell in your hearts daily.

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racefan said...

Congrats Cody on an awesome season so far!!! That is quite an accomplishment--keep up the good work!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great photos...and congrats to your Cody!!!

Mom24 said...

Merry Christmas!

My oldest wrestled. I actually find myself *almost* missing those all-day meets.

That horse was very interesting. :)

polo shirt embroidery said...

i really love to watch wrestling, i am impressed with your submission. What martial arts do know, i prefer to do MMA.

Easy Cool said...

wrestling and strange sights......
i am impressed with your submission.