These photos are ones Adam took and sent me from the Olympic Trials today. He loved every minute being there and supporting his brother!
Ben wrestled with such heart today!!
Anyone watching could see he gave it his all, and put up an incredible fight. During Ben's last match I loved that I could even hear Adam and his family cheering in the background of the live video I was streaming from my laptop! :) After three awesome wins, and two hard losses, Ben took an incredible 4th place in the 55 kg weight class (121 pounds), quite the feat to say the least! Sadly it's the top three of each weight class that continue on and train at the Olympic Training Center, then the top two from there will go to compete in London this summer. But we couldn't be more proud if him!
After that last match, my brother Justin (who was also watching the live-stream online from his home) texted me this:
"Good for him, great example ... Ive come to
know that we are not our bodies , I make a living
telling people they are far more transcendent than their
physical etc, he's such an example of that as
his spirit is strong and his heart true, pretty cool"
I couldn't have said it better. We truly are more than our bodies. Now then, Ben happens to have an incredibly fit, healthy, strong body that he has trained hard and put much time and effort into...and some may say that that is the reason he has accomplished so much. But I know it is truly Ben's spirit that has got him this far...his unconquerable spirit.