My son had a good weekend last weekend. Tonight was good too, but I haven't had time to edit those photos yet! Smile Winning by "fall" means he pinned the kids which is the best way to win.


journaling taken from an article in one of our local papers: The term “funk” in wrestling refers to an unconventional approach that can be fun to watch and hard to coach, a scrambling style that Batavia senior Connor McKeehan has always embraced. I’m just a funky wrestler that occasionally pulls them out,” McKeehan said. McKeehan pulled out a big one at this year’s Upstate Eight Conference meet in Elgin, winning the first tournament title of his varsity career by pinning Neuqua Valley’s DJ Warkenthien on the title mat at 220 pounds. Watching the sturdy McKeehan wrestle is like watching a high-wire act. He trailed Warkenthien 8-6 with less than 30 seconds remaining when he forced Warkenthien into a scramble at the edge and came out on top. Specific details of the wild, match-winning exchange remain murky. “I told him on the bus on the way back that if he was paid a million dollars to do exactly what he just did, he couldn’t recreate it,” Batavia coach Scott Bayer said. “On one hand, Connor’s style can drive you crazy as a coach. But on the other hand, it can be pretty thrilling.”As suspected, McKeehan was unable to describe the winning scramble. “I watched tape and I’m still not real sure how it happened,” McKeehan said. “It’s one of those things where I’m not really sure if I did that as much as the wrestling side of me just kind of took over and there it went. I caught him in a funky place and I didn’t even think I’d be able to keep him there, and then I ended up pinning him. I don’t know.”McKeehan was 21-5 heading into the season’s final dual meet against Kaneland on Jan. 31. All 21 wins have come by fall, and 24 of his 27 wins last season also came by fall. The freewheeling McKeehan is having a senior year to remember. He’s ranked No. 1 in his senior class at Batavia and was an offensive lineman this year on the Bulldogs’ Class 6A state championship football team. He’s close to becoming an Eagle Scout and has applied to the country’s three military academies toward enrolling in an officer training program. In addition to winning his first varsity tournament title on Saturday, McKeehan was given the UEC’s annual Ed Washington Award which honors a wrestler who epitomizes sportsmanship and academic excellence in the conference. “A day like this reminds me of why I do this sport,” McKeehan said after the win. “It’s a grueling sport and you go through periods of time when it’s like, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Winning that award and finally winning a varsity tournament, those are two big reminders of why I wrestle and why I stuck with it.” Batavia’s postseason begins at the 3A Waubonsie Valley Regional on Feb. 8, where McKeehan will try to become a two-time sectional qualifier. The road would then get tougher at this year’s formidable individual sectional at Hinsdale Central. “It’s a challenge to wrestle kids that can beat my style and as I get further into the postseason I’ll see more of those kids,” McKeehan said. “But I’m a scrambler. It’s what I love to do so I’ll just keep wrestling my style and see what happens.”


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