A fathers perspective watching his sons last HS Dual.

This article is a re-post from a few years back. I am sure many can relate so we thought we would re-post it.

It has been a great year of wrestling and we are down to the last two weeks of wrestling before the High School State Tournament. The end of the season brings us both excitement and sadness as we compete for state titles and some are finishing up High School Wrestling Careers. As I was on facebook I found an awesome story a father wrote about watching his son wrestle in his last dual as a senior. It will make you realize just how quickly wrestling season goes by!

I’m the dad of a senior and like all senior parents, I’m cherishing every moment of my son’s final year. Tonight was Senior night for the wrestling team, the last home dual and the last dual of the year against a solid squad from Norman High. As if it couldn’t have been more stressful, my son Jett Sturges was the last to wrestle. Of course, it all came down to this – his team Edmond Santa Fe was leading 30-29 when Jett stepped on the mat. He was getting ready to wrestle a real good wrestler from Norman, in a winner take-all match – whoever won, his team would win the dual. After a tough first period, Jett ended up leading 2-0. The Norman kid escaped to begin the second period making the score 2-1. Then Jett steps in, hits a beautiful double leg takedown, puts him on his back and pins him. Match over. Meet over. Senior Season done, in the books and capped off by an amazing, nail-biting win. Incredible. I’m still shaking. So proud of my son.

Story by Steve Sturges.



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