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Looking for new/different Ideas for Wrestlers Senior Night.

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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I am looking for new or different ideas for Senior Night for our wrestlers. 

Our son's high school holds a dual meet toward the end of our regular season at which the current SENIOR wrestlers are acknowleged.  I am looking for ideas from all of you wrestling moms out there.  Have you ever seen or done anything during a senior night that would be a little different than the typical:

I have seen and been lucky enought to have the following happen with our first son his senior year:

Both parents esccort their son onto the middle of the mat while his wrestling and academic accomplishments are announced along with what his plans are after graduation (ie:  college, military, etc).  The coach shakes their hands and the mom is given flowers. 

This is done seperate from the end of the season banquet. 


by on Jan. 19, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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motoxmom641
by on Jan. 19, 2009 at 11:31 PM

I've actually never had the pleasureof being a part of Senior Night before, but since we've begun the Wrestling Booster Club for our son's HS and my husband and I are VP and Secretary, we've decided to have wrestling medals engraved with "ALHS Wrestling Senior Night  2009" along with the boys name and weight for the boys to present to there parents. I know even though alot of us don't have a Senior on the team as of yet, theres not going to be a dry eye in the gym!!

 

Shell2185
by Member on Jan. 26, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Hey! We just had a senior night here and we did just what you wrote:  escort, moms given a rose, and accomplishments and future plans announced.   Also we put together a poster for each senior and displayed it with wrestling and other photos throughout their little lives... baby photo and first grade or photos when they wrestled as a 6-year old and such. Then  I took their photo with their parents - and then a group photo - i'll try to put it here.

It was nice.

Michele

MamaWildCat
by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Michelle,

That was so nice.  I really like the idea about the poster with photos of the seniors when they were younger.  I absolutely love the idea of the group photo of the senior with their parents and the roses afterward.  Thanks for sharing that!

Maleea




TTWWBB
by Member on Feb. 2, 2009 at 1:07 AM

My son is only 12, but we attended our high schools Senior Night and they also did the baby pictures and senior wrestling photo in the hallway. (Which everyone got a big kick out of)  The parent(s) escorted the kids to the middle of the mat where a brief  biography was told, along with future plans.  Mom was given a rose by the coach and the wrestler was given a St. Sebastian medal (patron saint of wrestling...who knew?) with an engraving of their name, weight and year on the back.

I think when I go through this with my son I'm going to be a blubbering idiot out on the mat.  I was crying my eyes out just watching it.

MamaWildCat
by on Feb. 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM

The medals are such a great idea!.  I actually have a St. Christopher's Medal that on the opposite side of the regualar medal the other side has two wrestlers on it.  My mother-in-law bought one for our oldest son (now 26 years old) when he was wrestling in high school late 90's and 2001. 

I would wear his medal when he wrestled and he wore it the rest of the time.  Then when our youngest son started to wrestle he wanted one.  We bought two one for him and one for me.  He wears his quite a bit and I wear mine every time our Brandon (16 years old now) wrestles. 

I don't think I have seen one of the medals your talking about.  I am very interested in getting information on them for next year when our son is one of those "seniors".  Can you find out how and where I could buy those for our seniors for next year?  Thank you so much for you help in advance!

Maleea aka: Mamawildcat


Quoting TTWWBB:

My son is only 12, but we attended our high schools Senior Night and they also did the baby pictures and senior wrestling photo in the hallway. (Which everyone got a big kick out of)  The parent(s) escorted the kids to the middle of the mat where a brief  biography was told, along with future plans.  Mom was given a rose by the coach and the wrestler was given a St. Sebastian medal (patron saint of wrestling...who knew?) with an engraving of their name, weight and year on the back.

I think when I go through this with my son I'm going to be a blubbering idiot out on the mat.  I was crying my eyes out just watching it.


jezsgranny
by Member on Feb. 2, 2009 at 4:01 PM


Quoting MamaWildCat:

The medals are such a great idea!.  I actually have a St. Christopher's Medal that on the opposite side of the regualar medal the other side has two wrestlers on it.  My mother-in-law bought one for our oldest son (now 26 years old) when he was wrestling in high school late 90's and 2001. 

I would wear his medal when he wrestled and he wore it the rest of the time.  Then when our youngest son started to wrestle he wanted one.  We bought two one for him and one for me.  He wears his quite a bit and I wear mine every time our Brandon (16 years old now) wrestles. 

I don't think I have not seen one of the medals your talking about.  I am very interested in getting information on them for next year when our son is one of those "seniors".  Can you find out how and where I could buy those for our seniors for next year?  Thank you so much for you help in advance!

Maleea aka: Mamawildcat

 

Quoting TTWWBB:

My son is only 12, but we attended our high schools Senior Night and they also did the baby pictures and senior wrestling photo in the hallway. (Which everyone got a big kick out of)  The parent(s) escorted the kids to the middle of the mat where a brief  biography was told, along with future plans.  Mom was given a rose by the coach and the wrestler was given a St. Sebastian medal (patron saint of wrestling...who knew?) with an engraving of their name, weight and year on the back.

I think when I go through this with my son I'm going to be a blubbering idiot out on the mat.  I was crying my eyes out just watching it.

 

I agree! I think this is a wonderful idea as well! Keep me in the loop!

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