Yesterday ran great. The table help did a great job and it really requires people that can stay and get the job done all day long for our state to have a tournament of this stature. Thanks goes out to all the teams and individuals that worked a table to help make this happen. Thanks goes out to the parents that did what they needed to get their kids to the tournament. I saw a lot of happy faces yesterday.
Thanks to the the pairing and mat officials for working a long day. I saw mat and pairing officials there that have been working it for 20+ years. Thanks for being there long after your kids finished their wrestling careers.
Last is a big thank you to the handful of people that take on the stress of organizing a tournament of this size for no pay. I don’t want to name the individuals because I will probably miss someone but we all need to realize that it takes 100’s of people to make this work but there a few key organizers that take on an extraordinary work load to make this happen. I personally appreciate all that they sacrifice to get this done. I hope all the rest of us do to as without that handful of drivers, we have no bus.
Now with this tournament done it is on to the next phase of Regionals, National Duals and National tournaments. Good luck to all the rest of the season.