21 September, 2014

Being a Wrestling Mum Today!

Today we're in Melbourne, supporting our eldest son at the Australian National Youth Championships. This is the first formal wrestling meet we've ever been to in Australia, so we're interested to see how it all works. The thing I'm most intrigued about (besides how my son does against his fellow competitors) is the huge number of categories they have.

In Japan, among the American-style international schools, there are middle schoolers and high schoolers and they don't wrestle at the same tournaments. The middle schoolers are organised according to weight and experience. Amongst the high schoolers there is only about 12 weight categories. No age categories are used in either group. But check out this set of categories. Phew!
I'll let you know later how it all goes!

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