Wabash hosted the 2014 NCAA Midwest Wrestling Regionals today and I got to volunteer. Good thing I did because Wabash kicked some a$&!! Seriously, Junior Connor Lefever pinned his opponent within 7 seconds into the match and secured his spot for nationals along with his brothers Junior Reece Lefever and freshman Riley Lefever.. Senior Josh Sampson also got a pin and is going to nationals with Senior Austin O’Neal and Junior Tommy Poytner. Great day as a whole for Wabash. Baseball team won both games today, tennis fell short but Wabash Always Fights! Congrats to all Wabash Athletes.
It felt great seeing our guys perform as great as they did and even greater that they had so much family and friends there to share it with them. I never competed in a sport in high school so I can only imagine how amazing it feels to make it to the NCAA Nationals. So much hard work, time, effort, and sacrifice on not only the athlete’s part but his immediate family such as his parents.
No one I know back home wrestled, nor have I gone to an NCAA wrestling regionals match. But one of my brother’s did weight lift in college and I remember going to his USA Powerlifting competitions as a ten year old and looking up to all the college students. I was filled with a bit of pride being that college student with an all access NCAA lanyard hoping that those ten year old kids were looking up to me. That is a stretch but oh well felt great helping out and supporting the team.
Have a great rest of your weekend!