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8th Grade Grave Digger

i was curious to see what you guys  think of this and figured some would get a kick out of it. the background of the story is that a kid wrestled for a school as an eighth grader and was either kicked off of or quit the team. if you listen to the rumors that he was kicked off the story is that he just behaved bad in school. the quit rumors basically say that as an eighth grader he was not given the chance to compete for a varsity spot over the older kid in his weight class.

  fast forward to the tennessee state wrestling tournament for div. 2 a few weeks ago and the kid wrestles for a state title at a different school as an eight grader. he wears the head gear of his former school and wins the title. i will let you see the rest for yourselves.

guess i did not get the video to post. i will try again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ8Nx4wQj-o

I guess those rumors of him behaving poorly might not have been rumors. Honestly, that was a prick move and he should have just won the match, and walked up with his chin high.

The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.[/quote]

That additional six months you have on this kid must’ve imparted some serious maturity, I guess. They say puberty does that.

[quote]nephorm wrote:
rrjc5488 wrote:
The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.

That additional six months you have on this kid must’ve imparted some serious maturity, I guess. They say puberty does that.[/quote]

Don’t you know… we live in Connecticut… it makes us better than you :wink:

[quote]hockechamp14 wrote:
nephorm wrote:
rrjc5488 wrote:
The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.

That additional six months you have on this kid must’ve imparted some serious maturity, I guess. They say puberty does that.

Don’t you know… we live in Connecticut… it makes us better than you ;-)[/quote]

don’t listen to 'em neph. Around here, CT is known as the miserable state.

[quote]m0dd3r wrote:
hockechamp14 wrote:
nephorm wrote:
rrjc5488 wrote:
The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.

That additional six months you have on this kid must’ve imparted some serious maturity, I guess. They say puberty does that.

Don’t you know… we live in Connecticut… it makes us better than you :wink:

don’t listen to 'em neph. Around here, CT is known as the miserable state.[/quote]

Pffffft! is Rode Eyeland even a state? It’s more like an area nobody wanted to claim and the U.S. didn’t know what to do with… :slight_smile:

[quote]rrjc5488 wrote:
I guess those rumors of him behaving poorly might not have been rumors. Honestly, that was a prick move and he should have just won the match, and walked up with his chin high.

The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.[/quote]

That’s a hell of a deductive leap for a 39 second video clip. Do you read palms too?

[quote]Steel Nation wrote:
rrjc5488 wrote:
I guess those rumors of him behaving poorly might not have been rumors. Honestly, that was a prick move and he should have just won the match, and walked up with his chin high.

The fact that he’s an 8th grader being that big of a wise-ass says something for the younger generation these days. Yikes.

That’s a hell of a deductive leap for a 39 second video clip. Do you read palms too?[/quote]

Do you read posts? I used words like “guess” and “might”… which means, it was a… guess!

If you can honestly say that that was a show of good sportsmanship, well, then, thats fucked up. The kids I used to play lacrosse with were either well behaved on and off the field, or poorly behaved on and off the field.