January 19, 2008

Wrestling with a Decision

Well, Andrew started "live" wrestling last weekend. He was cleared by the Doc and it's time for our weekends to become non existent. Last weekend he had one match on junior varsity and he won that one. This Friday, he had three varsity matches and he lost all three. Then Saturday we went to a junior varsity meet and he won one and then lost three. He did wrestle better on Saturday, but he looks rusty and his timing is off. Of course it would be. He is starting out as other wrestlers are in mid season. I don't know if it was a good idea to do that or not. He has faced many a battle during his injury and I suppose this is just one more. The main problem as I see it, is that Andrew is so hard on himself and he wants to win so badly, that when he loses he is devastated. I worry that his "mental game" will be affected. It's hard to work your ass off and then lose, lose, lose and feel confident. Anyway, the decision to jump back in is one that I wrestle with daily.

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