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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Purpose of the Senior Trip

Last weekend the three senior wrestlers went on their senior trip to Beaver Creek in the Daniel Boone National Forest, outside of Somerset, Kentucky.  I've attached pictures of the weekend, thanks primarilly to Jim Bissel our guide and camera guy. 

The purpose of the senior trip is one last initiation before they graduate.  Roughing it is the primary condition for the trip to be a success.  God to speak to the boys is another key ingredient.  I think we had plenty of both.  We camped and slept under the stars Friday and Saturday nights in 40 degree weather.  We hiked all day, blazing our own trail half of the day for six hours, covering approximately 9 miles.  We purified our water, taken from the Beaver Creek itself, ate very limited food and probably the harshest.....forced the kids to give up their cell phones and I-pods. HA! The boys had a chance to talk around the campfire (after they cut the wood themselves!)  Of course I preached about the value of being a man of service.  I know some revelations ensued.

As so many recent events have forced us to realize, life is tough and if we are not training our boys to expect a tough life, we are doing them a disservice.  Thanks to all for your funds, offerings of help and prayers, that made this trip a reality.  Nothing like having to get your water from a spring to realize how much we take for granted. It takes a village to raise a child and thanks for all of you willing to be a part of the Winton Woods Wrestling village. Chalk one up for the good guys! TKC!

Coach Willertz
Winton Woods Wrestling: Faith, Focus, Fight.....Forever!

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