You can`t say I didn`t warn you guys.. but yes it is true. I have decided to take on the pleasure of sharing my thoughts and happenings with the real wide world of the web. It`s not simply a step in reducing the frequency of my phone calls home; it`s a step towards taking my life as an amateur athlete more seriously and committing myself to the full process for the next four years.
I will keep my blogs concise, honest, and attempt to be witty. If nothing else, I promise there won`t be too many spelling mistakes. The blog will chronicle my life as a wrestler and the roller coaster ride that it always seems to turn into. This summer I have so many exciting opportunities on the horizon. First and foremost, I have a wrestle-off with my teammate, Leah Callahan for the 72kg World Team spot. This will decide who competes at the World Championships in Bulgaria in September.
I'm really excited for the opportunity to compete in my first ever Games experience. on July 8th I'll be flying to Kazan, Russia to wrestle for Team Canada at the FISU Games. It is the 2nd largest sports participation event in the world and is a competition restricted to only student-athletes. I will be joined in Russia with many other Dino athletes and will be proud to represent my university and country at these world-class event.
If you are reading this, thank you for giving in to your curiosity just enough to check out what my website is all about. I hope you like what you see and are also understanding as I struggle to take the first baby steps in this process. If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact me (e-mail or DM on Twitter are both great)!
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.