Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

The boyz had a very busy couple of days hosting both families for Christmas. Too many wonderful gifts and funny stories to share. Enjoy our family JibJab this is one of our favorite "Christmas Movies".

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pic's From Uncle John

After braking my bones I have just a couple of things that I have started I really enjoy. Having my niece sing to me over the phone a few times a week. ( yes, Khloe drops the phone when she does the actions to the song) And the other is emailing Uncle John about his travels during war. Keep in mind Elliott's are less than photogenic so it's nice to have him send us them. That's John crossing a irrigation canal. I think he has eaten enough GOAT and sheep for all of us over there. On the bright side ( if there is one in war) Uncle John and team are in very good spirits getting the job done. So as your family gets ready to feast on a Christmas dinner say a quick prayer for Uncle John and his company!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Madrigal Dinner

Saturday and Sunday Tanner's Keynote preformed "The Madrigal Dinner". This was right up Tanner's alley ( but he should had been the court jester) He had lots of one liner zingers for the crowd. He took Coach Wilkings Spectical's( glasses) and made a spectical of coach. We have our Holiday Concert tonight. What is with this weather? Another 7 inches of snow last night again.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

First team duals of the season. Nicollet hosted a team triangular with MCW and USC last night and split the pair of home duals. All 3 boyz picked up the win in the first dual and Nicollet won the dual 39 - 21 versus Martin County West. United South Central was a little tougher. Dalton lost to a junior at 125, before Tanner picked up the 1st 6 team points of the dual with a pin at 130 (Tanner finished the day with 2 pins and 12 team points). Tabor received a forfiet in first dual and then lost by pin in the 2nd dual after leading by 4. Overall a great night of wrestling for the Raiders, these boys have come a long way from last season and you could see the improvement from last weekend tourney to these duals. Shakopee tourney for today was canceled do to a few snow flakes, plumetting temps and 35+mph winds (sitting in computer room and can't see the mailbox at the end of the driveway, not good). But at least the TV and computer still works. Next week the Boyz have a Triangular with River Valley and LeSure/Henderson on Tuesday and Mankato West/Rochester John Marshall on Thursday and then they are off until Jan 6th.

Friday, December 10, 2010

An Update from the chair

Well I finally have a hard "Raider Blue" cast on. Big improvements over the last 24 hours. I went to work for a couple of hours. I have a whole collection of hardware to help me get around like my walker, electric scooter and wheelchair at school. I am still stuck on the lower level at home but its a goal to see the kitchen by Sunday. ( did you hear that boyz you have until then to CLEAN) I will be in this cast until Dec. 30Th and then I will have another shorter cast for another 3 weeks. Then its walking boot and PT to find out what type of range of motion I will have in my ankle. Sounds like the weather is going to take a turn for the worst! Come on 12 to 16 inches of snow for us. The boyz have a big Dual tonight Vs. MCW and hoping the Raiders can pin a few kids.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Well on Saturday we got Tamara out of the house for the Raiders season opening wrestling tourney at Lakeville North 16 team individual. It was a good start for the Raiders versus some very good class AA and AAA schools. Tanner was 2-2 on the day for a 6th place finish at 130lbs, Dalton was 1-2 and lost to a sophmore in the final seconds at 125lb and Tabor was 1-1 at 215lb. So we have the 1st win and lose out of the way for all 3. Dalton will be wrestling varsity all year as the #1 125 pounder, not bad as an 8th grader, but he also saw plenty of varsity action last year at 112lbs so he is not intimidated wrestling kids older than him. Tanner is a very aggressive wrestler and some times that can come back and bite him. In the 5th place match he was up 6-0 with 45 seconds to go and instead just riding out the clock he went for the takedown and got stuck in a headlock and got pinned. Something he will be able to work on at the 6AM practice on Monday. Yes the boys practice and lift weights before school 3 days a week and then practice technique after school 5 days a week. Next up is a home dual with MCW on Friday and a 8 team tournament on Sat. in Shakopee. Tamara get her hard cast on Tuesday, which should give her much better mobility, as the soft splint doesn't give her much protection.