Road weary

If it’s the last Saturday of January, it must mean I’m covering a wrestling tournament.

Indeed, I’m in Oberlin for the fourth annual Western Kansas Tournament of Champions, bringing together schools from the MId-Continent and Northwest Kansas Leagues. Each league held its own tournament on this weekend through 2011, but due to declining numbers all around both leagues, the decision was made for a combined tournament starting in 2012.

Please pardon me if I’m a bit exhausted. I’ve traveled over 400 miles in the past 24-plus hours, bringing my parents home from Kansas City, driving to Norton to stay last night, and then on to Oberlin this morning. Thankfully, I was able to get some sleep when I got back to Russell yesterday afternoon. Staying in Norton was also a good move, because it allowed me to sleep later and still arrive in plenty of time.

Wrestling is about to start. I’m going back to Norton to stay tonight and then heading south and east tomorrow. I’ve been asked by many at Buffalo Wild Wings, both employees and guests, to come for the Super Bowl, but if the weather is bad, I’m staying in Russell. Even if the weather is okay, I might not have the stamina to make that long drive again.

About David

Louisiana native living in Kansas. New Orleans born, LSU graduate. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, one toe less than most humans, addictions to The Brady Bunch, Lifetime movies, Bluey, most sports, food and trivia. Big fan of Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, New Orleans Saints, Montreal Canadiens. Was a big fan of Quebec Nordiques until they moved to Denver. My only celebrity crush is NFL official Sarah Thomas. I strongly dislike LSU fans who think Alabama is its biggest rival, warm weather, steaks cooked more than rare, hot dogs with ketchup, restaurants without online ordering, ranch dressing, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Alex Ovechkin, Barry Bonds, Putin, his lover in Belarus, North Korean dictators, Venezuelan dictators, all NHL teams in the south (especially the Lightning and Panthers), Brooklyn Nets and Major League Soccer.

Posted on 2015-01-31, in KSHSAA, Wrestling and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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