I had been planning on writing a new update prior to departing to Poland this morning but alas in the furor of packing, training, and work I didn’t quite find the time.
I’m sitting here now, back at home... almost two hours after my flight was scheduled to depart... due to a rookie mistake on my part. Who knew if you showed up with no baggage to check 44 min before your flight you can’t make it on! Well now, I know at least. I'm frustrated and upset with myself for only allowing so little time to make the flight but I now have a new flight booked later this evening through Frankfurt so in that sense, I am very lucky!
My appreciation goes out to our High Performance manager, Stephanie Buchan and our travel agent, Stage and Screen Travel for ensuring I still arrived to Warsaw, Poland with ample time prior to weigh-ins. And of course, thanks to my good friend, the Visa for always being there for this struggling amateur athlete.
I weigh-in Saturday afternoon and compete Sunday in the Poland Open. Here is the tournament document
For the Senior Women’s & Men’s World Team, this is the last tune up prior to the World Championships in Budapest, Hun in September. I’m so excited to step onto the mats and wrestle for Canada! The spectrum of emotions that come with competing make every moment of training worth it. Another perk of departing later (trying to stay positive here everyone) is that I get to get anothe
I’ll try and write an updated blog post once I arrive in Spala, Poland. Although I’ve travelled to Poland numerous times, I haven’t been to this training camp location yet. So it’s always intriguing to go to a new venue and town.
Enjoy the rest of August and relish those last couple weeks of Summer!
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.