NSPL 85lb Results

Dietrich had his shot at wrestling redemption today.

Though he was down 2 pounds after yesterday's six matches, Dietrich got first-quarter pins in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches to set up a rematch of last year's 75# championship and a close loss in the first match of this season.

Here's a little clip from the quarterfinal for a warm up first, though:

Then after waiting for all the wrestle backs to finish it was time for the big one.

Dietrich's opponent has not lost in the NSPL for 2 years.

He's a seventh grader with dangerous upper body strength and a wrestling legacy.

Dietrich's three previous matches against him were 4-8, 5-8, and 6-8 losses.

(The camera work is a little shaky here and you get a decent shot of Jen in the background ... but thanks to Anna for shooting it so we've got something to post! We might have a better quality video later.)

click the full screen icon or click on the movie for a larger view.

So in the end ... Dietrich pulled it off!

And now he has this to show for it: a T-shirt, a medal, a tournament bracket, a seriously bloody lip, a sore back that's going to need some rest, bragging rights for a year and a grin from ear to ear!

!!!85lb North Suburban Parochial League Champ!!!


Amy said...

Way to go, Dietrich!!!

Mainely Me said...

I'm so excited I have tears in my eyes! Way to persevere, Dietrich. Did those last 45 seconds seem like the longest in your life? Anna, thanks for the video.

Jen said...

I might be the one who needs blood pressure meds before Dietrich is done with wrestling! It's a good thing Jon wasn't sitting by me. I was shouting for all I was worth!

The Six of Us said...

YEA!!! Congratulations Dietrich!!!!

Jeremy and Ang said...

wow...that was fantastic to watch! awesome job. Poor Jen..how many years do you have left of this?? worse than football I say.

Jen said...

Actually, I love it!

JPB said...

You're right, though, Ang ... it's WAY more intense than football. And I know you know how intense football was for me.

Anonymous said...

great to see the mom in the stands screaming for all she is worth. Someone to fill my shoes at last, though i may have to come and watch if i go through wrestling withdrawal!!

Janine the Bean said...


That is so exciting!