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.

The Turkey Trotters Made it to the Finish

Every Thanksgiving morning, the Underwood boys run the Turkey Trot  through downtown Des Moines. When they finish, they are served breakfast. It's a treat to run in this lovely, sunny 40-degree weather!
Now they'll drive to Ollie for a Grandma Jonita Thanksgiving dinner.

Stone Crab and Kim

The Jerdees stopped for lunch at Doc Fords in San Carlos.  Kim is loving the stone crab.