Ladd Rupp and Landon Christly. These are two wrestlers that Nathan has wrestled over
the years.  Like said earlier it is amazing at how your toughest opponents can
become your best friends.  Wrestling is an incredible sport and one of the things
that makes it so incredible is wrestlers like these two.  We have won our share and
lost our share to both of these young men and yet we still consider them and their
dads dear friends.  I haven't come across any better people than the Rupp's and
Christly's.  Congrats to these two who won the Mid America Nationals in Council
Bluffs Iowa in 2003.  Nathan took 2nd but these two wrestlers wrestled their butts
off and came away champions.
 

 

At a Freestyle / Roman Greco Tournament there is a lot of work to be done on the brackets.  These two photo's was taken at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.

 
 
 
Teammate and state champion Cody Shavlik is getting ready in his red singlet. 
 
 
Spectators, wrestlers and coaches enjoy a bite to eat as well as seeing some great wrestling on the big screen of Dan Gable.  Taken at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships in Baldwin Kansas.
 
 
One of our Central Kansas Wrestling teammates warms up at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Some CK dads and Mike (in the wrestling shirt) check out the concessions.
 
 
Head Freestyle Coach Steve Herman checks out the clinic before the start of the tournament at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Wrestlers listen to the instruction of officials prior to the start of the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Table workers work hard at keeping caught up at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
 
Wrestlers and coaches pay attention to the instruction at the clinic at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
 
Greco includes gut wrenching throws, even for the little kids at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
 
Coach and old timer Skip Herrington has a reputation that follows him all across the country.  He is the father of head folkstyle coach Jeff Herrington and is one of the coaches for the Central Kansas Wrestling Club during the freestyle and Roman Greco Season.  Skip is coaching here at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
High School kids hit the mat hard at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Nathan Furches working for a pin at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Skip Herrington gets to coach his grandson, Cody Shavlik at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
 
Grandpa tells Cody to lean back to put pressure on for the pin at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 

 

Two high school kids go at it in the Greco portion of the tournament at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
The Team of Hard Knox gets one of their top notch wrestlers ready for his match at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Coach Knox as a referee lets a coach know of a particular throw at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Coach Knox and the coach get even more specific about the throws at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Is wrestling tough?  Just ask the kid getting his arm raised at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Checking the wall brackets at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
In Freestyle you can kick out of a leg hold as is displayed here at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Skip Herrington and others enjoy a smoke during the lull of action at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.
 
 
Steve Herman wonders who has control here at the 2003 Kansas State Freestyle / Roman Greco State Championships.