Just a quick pop in to say hi and share two photos. I didn’t know we were going to be getting any weather in, and look what a beautiful sight I woke up to this morning:
And here is where we’ve been the past two days: the Sanford Invitational wrestling tournament. It is in southern Maine, an invitational of top teams from New England from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. The competition is probably at the highest level you will see in Maine. One of our state champions from last year who IS a really good wrestler didn’t even place! The meet last weekend at Noble and this weekend at Sanford are so competitive, that they award medals to the top six, not the usual top 4.
Usually, Camden Hills is among the top 3 or 4 teams at Sanford, but we lost 7 of 13 starters to graduation last year, and two of the remaining varsity wrestlers were unable to compete due illness/injury. That meant we had a whopping 4 kids of 13 who had competed there before. Still, FIVE managed to place: four came in 5th: James Archer, Chris Weiss, Connor Winchenbach and Jared Gilbert, (Connor is a Junior, the others are sophomores), and ELI came in 6th! Yes, as a Freshman he PLACED at Sanford! So we are popping proud of our boy, of all the kids who wrestled, and the entire team who came along (even the one with a bad stomach flu came down with his mom to cheer on the team as best he could) to support the wrestlers. Way to go CHills! (short for Camden Hills Regional High School).
And if there are any other wrestling moms out there, here is an article in the PenBay Pilot, a local online newspaper.
And a PS: thank you Dorothy for asking what a Freshman is! We have kindergarten (usually age 5), then eight “primary and middle school” grades starting at age 6. High school is grades 9-12, and Freshman is the 9th grade, followed by Sophomore, Junior and Senior. I’ll add that to the blog!