A Night Out in Arizona

Amy and Dave are out on the town alone! Can they be trusted? They say the weather is perfect and the air is clean. Meanwhile, Spring Break is snowing in Iowa and we are babysitting their fish.

Blake's Hero

Joel Shapiro is Blake's study buddy and wrestling inspiration.  He won the First Place IHSAA medal in his 182 lb. weight class.
He won it last year, too.
He's Blake's #1 hero.

Blake Gets on the Podium

The Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA was packed for the Finals of the IHSAA Wrestling Tournament. Blake muscled his way onto the podium, placing 8th in State in his 160 lb. weight class. Now we can all breathe easily again...he met the personal goal he set for himself as a sophomore and first-year Varsity team member. Check out our FB share to see him in brief local television coverage. Loved his quick interview with Michael Admire after a match.. .when he descried it as a "real grinder." Great word!

District TOP DOG in his Weight Class

So Blake's on his way to the State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena next week!

Landon races in Pinewood Derby

Landon is a Cub Scout now and he and his dad designed and built a car to place in the races last weekend. We came to see it happen. First, the line-up (there were three times as many cars than these shown). Landon's car is the gold, 3-slotted, sleek one 3rd from the end on the right. That's when the People's Choice votes went into the box. 

Wrestling 2017-2018 at Valley High

Blake is in shape for the season. As a sophomore on the Varsity team, he's had 12 wins and 5 losses. He gets better as the season moves forward.