I would love to give commentary to each of these pictures and videos, but the embarrassing part of this is I still don't understand wrestling! All I know is if you pin the guy you win and if no one gets pinned the winner is determined by points and he's the guy the ref puts his hand in the air. Lame, huh? But, Alex had another match the other night and the opposing team didn't have anyone to wrestle Alex so a fellow Beetdigger (an independent as the announcer called him) wrestled him and "lost" to him. (I mentioned to one of the coaches that it would be OK for Alex to lose once in a while, and he said, "Tell that to the boys. They don't want to be the one!" Ha! Never thought of it that way!
While watching this first video, listen to the coaches in the background telling him moves to do. How cool is that that they have taught him well enough to yell out actual moves for him and he gets it?!!
In this next video you can hear the wrestling managers (girls) giggling. It's not to be mean, it's because this is so awesome that a big, bad wrestler (who is darn cute and I'm sure the love of many girl's dreams) will allow this little, bad wrestler (who is also darn cute and the love of many people) kick his butt! One thing you can't hear or see in these videos is how Alex's opponent is telling Alex what to do to wrestle correctly. Amazing!!
Notice at the end of this video I say, "I love this position!" I call that Alex's signature move. He seems to do it quite often. If you can't tell what he's doing, he is on top of his opponent but holding his ankles. I don't think it's very productive as an actual wrestling move, but it does tend to confuse the opponent which then lends to a certain win!
Two things to mention for this video below; Yes, that is a coach on the left side of the screen telling Alex to pull his opponents hair! All in jest I assure you! And you can hear them telling him he needs to be on top...he has the kid pinned but he's just lounging next to him. Again, not an actual wrestling move, but it sure adds to the entertainment value.
I have to add some comments here; this cute, young man that gives Alex a medal is a brother to one of the wrestler's on Jordan's team. I guess one day he told his parents he wanted to give Alex one of his wrestling medals because "he (Alex) would wear it all the time, and I won't" Isn't that sweet!! And, yes! He does wear it all the time! He's very proud!
You can see in the videos he doesn't have as much energy as he used to. Who knows why... could be his weight gain, could be his diabetes wearing him down (he did test low just 20 minutes after this match), or it could be his hip has slowed him way down. Who knows? All I know is his record is 1 loss and many wins!!
And now a little addition about his upcoming dance date....
...this video is a bit dark, but Alex likes to turn off the lights in the living room, turn on the lights in the kitchen, crank the tunes real loud and practice dancing with his shadow. Look out, Ashley! You're gonna go out with the mamba king!!!