My first wrestling match

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Sarah Ruppert

Sarah Nerwinski, The Delphi Editor

Watching the Del Val Gold Rush match last night was the most fun I had in awhile. 

I have never watched a wrestling match in my life as I saw no appeal to it. I’ve been to most of the football games as part of the marching band and color guard, and I would tell myself that I was done with watching sports after the end of each season. However, this year I change that habit. Being a senior at Del Val, I want to see as much as I can before I graduate. 

When Mr. Smith first gave me the opportunity to run The Delphi‘s live feed on Twitter for the night, I was hesitant, but ultimately I decided to attend the match (follow us @DelphiNewspaper). I sat behind Mr. Smith, Mr. Deniz, and Mr. Colin Tessier, a Del Val alumnus and current senior at Ithaca College, during the paper’s first live-stream. 

Mind you all, I know absolutely nothing about wrestling. As I finished getting my facts straight, getting Twitter set up, and how to announce the winners of each match, the varsity wrestlers came out into the lights. At that moment, I knew that this was going to be a great match. 

The amount of excitement in the crowd, in the Dawg Pound, and in the wrestlers was overwhelming. I was so pumped up, and I didn’t know why, but it left me hanging on the edge of my seat and frantically typing. I was screaming and cheering behind the camera throughout the entire match.

When the Gold Rush ended, I remember looking directly at Mr. Smith and yelling, “That was so awesome!” The match was definitely a good one to attend, especially for the first one. I will definitely attend more. 

Great job to our DV wrestlers, regardless if you won your bout or not. Keep up the amazing work!