15 January, 2014

A great photo

I just had to share this photo with you. 

This was our son's second pin on Saturday. He achieved this only 2 seconds before the end of the second 3-minute period and the end of the bout.

You can see that the ref (the guy lying down) has his hand in the air and is looking over towards a guy in blue with his hand in the air. There are three refs on each bout and two need to agree to score a point or call a pin. Their hands in the air mean they are agreeing and he is about to slam that hand down on the mat, signalling a pin and the end of the match.

To pin an opponent you have to hold them so that both shoulder blades are touching the mat, that is why the ref is on the ground.

I won't bore you with any more wrestling today, just had to show you this photo. Good photos of wrestling are hard to take, especially by a parent (too emotionally involved), so I'm so happy to have this moment captured. I'm thankful for Isabelle who took this one.


KarenKTeachCamb said...

I also love that you can see the clock in the background of the photo.

Wendy said...

Yes, the clock and the score. If he hadn't pinned, he would still have won because the score was 7-13.

The match was suspenseful because his opponent looked like pinning him at various times. As our son proved in his next bout, even if you are ahead on points, you can still be pinned and lose regardless of the points before the pin.