EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been corrected to identify Miguel Mendez as the head coach of the Longmont Grizzlies. The story also originally reported incorrectly that Scott Hyman wrestled with the Grizzlies when he was in the fifth grade.
Benny Hyman, 10, inherited his love of wrestling from his dad, Scott.
Scott Hyman wrestled as a kid in New Jersey, and when Benny, at age 4, expressed interest in the sport, Hyman immediately got Benny and himself involved with the Longmont Grizzlies. Hyman became a coach and administrator while his son learned different tackles and defensive moves.
Benny now wrestles in the U-12 division for the Grizzlies.
"If you're a wrestler, you're a wrestler for life," Hyman, 49, said. "That first time when you feel the softness of the mat under your feet and you smell the smell of a wrestling room. ... When I had Benny there was no doubt that if he wanted to wrestle I would get re-involved with (wrestling)."
The story is similar for Miguel Mendez, another Grizzlies coach. He wrestled from the age of 4 through high school and is now back as head coach of his hometown team and his son, Calvin, who wrestles in the U-10 division.