At South Cache Junior High School wrestling was a course in P.E. Everyone would learn some basic moves and then we would have some fun. Along with this, there was also an intramural wrestling tournament rather than a formal team competing against other schools. I had some pretty good runs in these tournaments. My major rivals were Kay Dickey and Deno Blau. I remember ninth grade year making it to the finals wrestling against Deno Blau. We had quite a struggle. During the first period no one scored a takedown and the score was 0-0. IN both the second and third periods, the man on top was able to ride out the period and still no one had scored. We went overtime, and I won the toss and was on top. However Deno scored the escape and won 1-0.
Now I shouldn't hang my head losing to Deno, as he was state champion in high school.