It’s hard to think that high school Wrestling, as we know it, is over. No more early Saturday mornings to go sit in various gyms. No more Wednesday Night meets.
Last weekend Clay wrestled in the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Other than mom letting me sleep in Friday morning and getting Igloo twice that day (Sorry mom Sam and I stopped after she picked me up) it, just like last year, was a weekend I will never forget.
This year there were a lot more people there to support Clay. We are blessed with the support of so many friends and family.
Not many people would agree but, Wrestling in Indiana is something very special and I think it’s very under rated. Not many other State Finals are held in an NBA Facility. Or have past champions, coaches, and higher up people of Indiana Wrestling stand and shake every qualifiers hand.
It is a very cool experience, I mean and I did not even wrestle.
Clay has put so much heart into the sport he loves. That showed after his match. Emotions ran high, with lots of tears. I have not met anyone who has as much heart and as much passion for a sport than Clay.
For 14 years we have spent many (many) hours in a gym watching wrestling. Watching Clay put his heart and soul into a sport he loves, it’s tough to watch this year end. He inspires me everyday to be better than I was the day before. Next year it will be so weird not having to get up and go every Saturday at 6am. For now we will wear Crimson and Grey and Yell “Hound Pound Greyhound”.
But, as Clay always says Once a Broncho ALWAYS a Broncho!