Sunday, January 2, 2011
Our son Jordan, wrestles for and attends college at the Colorado School of Mines. And right after Christmas, he had to return to Golden to get ready to head off to Florida with his team to wrestle at a tournament there. It was definitely a sacrifice for this 20 yr old kid, even though he is completely dedicated and driven. It's hard to continue just working out like crazy and not get to eat hardly at all. (And he wasn't thrilled to leave home, even though most of us would be happy to be in Florida during this "intense cold after the blizzard" we are having here in Colorado!!) He ended up placing 3rd at the Citrus Open in Fort Lauderdale!! If you know anything about wrestling, you know it's tough to have to be working out and cutting weight, especially during Christmas break! Not to mention being away from your family... So, good job Jord!! You deserve everything that you have worked so hard for!!
Here's the article about it:
(that's Jordan in the article's picture) :))
Resting after a match and hangin' with the coach...
Cousin McKenna with Justin and Dillon during a tournament in November.
Madalyn and Anna crashed out during that same tourney...
Jordan with Nana and Justin
We love wrestling!! And we know that wrestling is not for everyone! It's one of those things that you either really love or hate!! But if you happen to "know" and love wrestling, I hope you have enjoyed these pics! (You will probably be seeing more of them....) :))
More about Jordan... (link from CSM website)
Hometown: Bayfield, CO
High School: Bayfield H.S.
Weight: 165 lbs.
2010-11: Placed third (165 lbs.; Open Division) at the Citrus Open.
2009-10: Team Co-Captain...Went 22-10 overall (4-5 RMAC) with three falls...Had a 5-5 mark in dual competition...Ranked seventh (165 lbs.) in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Pre-Season Poll...Placed third at the University of Wyoming Cowboy Open (165-lb. Amateur Division)...Placed third at the Old Chicago Northern Colorado Open (165 lbs.)...Placed first at the Hastings College Open (165 lbs.)......Went 3-2 with two falls (165 lbs.) and took fifth place at the NCAA Division II Super Regional Four / RMAC Championships...Earned First Team All-Academic recognition from the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association...A unanimous First Team Academic All-RMAC selection...Recipient of CSM's "Academic Excellence Award"...Qualified for the Dean's List both semesters.
2008-09: Went 20-17 overall (4-4 RMAC) with one fall...Finished sixth at the Northern Colorado Open (165 lbs)...Placed fourth at the Hastings College Quality Hotel Open (165 lbs.)...Placed first at the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Open (165 lbs.)...Placed fourth at the 2009 RMAC Championships / NCAA Division II West Regionals...Competed in the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championships...Recipient of CSM's "Outstanding Freshman" award...Qualified for the Dean's List in the spring of 2009.
High School: Lettered all four years in wrestling...Won a State title...Placed at the State championships on multiple occasions...A three-time All-Conference selection...Garnered Honorable Mention All-State recognition...Led BHS to a League title in 2007...A three-year letterwinner in football...Selected as Most Valuable Lineman of the Mountain Conference as a senior...A two-time All-Conference selection...Led his team a Conference championship in 2007...Bayfield's Class of 2008 Valedictorian.
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