Bethany's first wrestling tournament

Bethany had her very first wrestling tournament today and took 2nd in her weight class.

This was John's and my first tournament, too. I have to confess that I had always pictured a bit more "Hulk Hogan" and a bit less "Olympics" but as we spent the day watching the matches, I started to understand what was going on. I'm actually pretty impressed that Bethany chose it as a sport. Her school is waffling over whether or not to have a girl's team and she may just help to make that happen.

Beth's friends, Katie and Elisa, came to cheer her on. The first match was a blur, but by the time Beth wrestled again at the end of the day, I knew just when to cheer.

I'm really proud of my daughter.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall