There was a time in the Hupp household when disagreements weren’t taken outside but straight to the family’s living room.
“For a while we had a wrestling mat in there,” explained Tyler Hupp, a senior at Indian Creek High School who takes a 32-1 record in the 138-pound weight class into Saturday’s Mooresville Wrestling Regional. “When we would get mad at each other, the rule of the house was that, if you were in the circle, you were fair game.”
Family legend reveals everything from broken furniture to a series of subtle and not-so-subtle imprints in walls created by airborne bodies.
“I probably got into it about as much as the kids did, so it’s kind of the way it was,” said Randall Hupp, father to Braves’ wrestlers Tyler and Devin Hupp, laughing. “The rule was to not step in the circle. If you do, it’s liable to be on.
“You walk around it or you walk through it, but if you walked through it you were liable to get tackled. That’s kind of how it went.”