Monday, February 16, 2009

First Wrestling Tournament

This past weekend I had my first wrestling tournament as a youth coach. The boys did awesome!!!!

I have to say that I have worked them very hard, and they did much better than expected. We took 19 to the tournament, and a few placed. No one went undefeated, but we did have one that finished first. He wrestled a round robin bracket and only lost once, with all other wrestler's having lost twice.

Blake Turis - 3rd
Jack Lee - 3rd
Michael Worshim - 4th
Keegan Henley - 1st
Tommy Blackburn - 3rd
Kyle Swearengen - 2nd
John Michael Turis - 2nd
Daulton Mertz - 4th
J.R. Thomas - 3rd
Zach Houston - 2nd
Kendall Collier - 4th

So out of 19 that we took, 11 placed in the top four. Only four of those have any wrestling experience. I'm very proud of all the guys that wrestled this weekend, and I know that many more medals are on the way.

Thanks for all that came.

This week we will wrestle on Thursday, and Friday night, and all day Saturday.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Funny Stuff

1. You know they call corn-on-the-cob "corn-on-the-cob" right? But that's how it comes out of the ground. They should call that "corn." They should call every other version "corn-off-the-cob." It's not like if you cut off my arm you would call my arm "Jake." But then reattach it and call it "Jake-all-together!"

2. I bought a seven dollar pen because I always lose pens and I got sick of not caring.

3. I got an ant farm... them 'fellas didn't grow crap.

4. My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, I said "no, but I want a regular banana later, so ... yeah".

5. Whenever I go to shave, I assume there's someone else on the planet shaving, so I say, "I'm gonna go shave, too."

6. I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid back company, so they just said "screw it, cut em up!"

7. Dogs are forever in the push-up position.

8. I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem. It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside. Look out, he's fuzzy, let's get out of here.

9. Alcoholism is a disease, but it's the only the disease you can get yelled at for having. Dang-it Otto you're an alcoholic. Dang-it Otto you have lupus. One of these doesn't sound right.

10. Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or just a really cool opotamous?


So as many of you know I am coaching youth wrestling. We have our fist tournament next weekend, and I'm a little worried. I'm teaching as fast as I can, but guys under about 6th grade, don't really catch on too fast. There are exceptions to every rule, but this one is stickin pretty close to the vest. We have quite a few great athletes, and all the kids from church are doing pretty well. I have to continually get on to one of the kids, but things are going pretty well. So anyways, if you are near Butler High School this next weekend you should stop in and cheer on the Cove Youth Wrestling Hawkeyes!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Kayaking Video

Check out the kayaking video, just me and some friends goin down the Locust Fork.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Well I have definately passed on my love for college football. My little boy knows that "War Eagle" and "Go Tigers" are a no-no, and he proudly says "Roll Tide!!"

Pretty much all day on Saturday(If I can't go down to Tuscaloosa)My wife, my son, and I sit and watch football all day. Gabe doesn't call it football, instead he calls it "Hut, Hut!" Oh well, close enough!

Roll Tide from andrea etheredge on Vimeo.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Coack Koz would be proud!!!

Okay so his technique is not perfect, but I can definately see some potential. He'll be pinning preschoolers in no time!!! Here is my 21 month old son, Gabe, performing a "sit in." (Smile Coach Koz)

Gabe doing a Sit In from andrea etheredge on Vimeo.

Friday, August 22, 2008

My best friend's wedding

I haven't posted on here in forever, so this may be a shock to some that I even posted. Anyways, my cousin Dusty is getting married this Saturday, August 23rd. He and Jenn (his fiance) have asked me to perform the ceremony. It obviously is a great honor for me, I just hope I don't get very nervous. My wife will be there taking pictures of the event. Anyways, not very much to say other than I'm very happy for them both, and I hope they have a wonderful day!!!!