|Years ago when I
started this fan page for Michael, (just like I did for his brother, Ryan -
RyanBaggott.com,) I wrote
things in the first person - as if it was Michael writing the words that
went with the pictures. The fact is I maintained the web site for
Michael so that some day he might look back at some of the memories he made
over the years. I hoped that he would think about the fact that Dad
was not in the picture because most of the time I was behind the camera.
I don't know how often Michael visits the web site but I can tell you that
his mother is on this web site a lot - and probably will continue to visit
this web site to remember Michael and all of his accomplishments during the
past 20 years
March 2013 - Wow can't believe I have not updated this site in so long. Anyway, Michael had his first visit to a firing range and his first time shooting a Glock 9mm. Photo below. I think he did pretty good his first time shooting.
July 24, 2012 - I have not updated this web page in quite some time. I guess since many of our relatives and friends are on FaceBook. Michael recently received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. See the picture below.
Michael also has a new puppy - Marley.
March 17, 2012 - Michael won two trophies at the Tae Kwon Do tournament in Warner Robins, Georgia. He won 2nd Place in one division and third place in another. He did a great job!
Michael's friend Robbie Bragg took these two videos so you will hear some of his "commentary".The second video starts off rotated wrong, but I think I have it corrected after the video starts.
March 4, 2012 - I have been mostly putting updates about Michael on my Face Book page, but thought these two videos from Tae Kwon Do the other night should be posted here, too.
May 27, 2011 - Michael graduated from High School tonight. Now he is 18 years old and has a high school diploma. His mother and I have always loved Michael, and always will. Michael - Congratulations and Good Luck. Love, Mom and Dad.
March 12, 2011 - Michael won second place at the National Tae Kwon Do tournament in Macon, Georgia for 18 and over Red Belt Sparring. Below are some photos.
March 1, 2011 - Some just wrestle and some just do Tae Kwon Do. Michael has done both! Below are some TKD photos from tonight where Michael broke boards (2 at a time) with his hand and with his foot. Great job, Michael. He also got to spar with his Coach. I wish all coaches were like Chris Rawlins.
Michael is finished with High School wrestling. He missed quite a few practices due to an eye injury. But I was glad to be able to watch a lot of his matches. This video is a collection of some of my favorite photos. Great job, Michael. Now get ready to go back to Tae Kwon Do. And gain some weight!!
January 8, 2011 - Michael had 3 matches at his weight class and won them all (two by pin and one by Technical Win, something like 19 -2) but against Effingham the coach had him wrestle up to 170. The coach also had Michael choose "bottom every time he had a choice - this put the heavier guy on top. So Michael lost in the third period, but I still think he did great. Unfortunately, since SEHS had 5 guys wrestle up and only 2 of those 5 won, so they will not be going to Duals in Macon this Saturday.
Michael did great at the Bulldog Duals. He won 8 out of 10 matches and 6 of his wins were by pin! Click HERE or the photo below for a slideshow of a couple of matches.
Michael just had one match, versus Southeast Bulloch at Screven. Even though he had an injured knee, Michael pretty well owned the guy.
December 3, 2010 - Michael won 1 by pin, 1 by points and 1 by forfeit tonight. 3 and 0. Great job, Michael. Below is my favorite picture - and then a few more.
December 2, 2010 - Michael only had 1 match today, which he won by pin. Richmond Hill didn't show up.
November 24, 2010 - Second tournament of the season. He did great, winning two matches by pin in the first period and a third on points. He lost two matches on points but did great. He wrestled at 160 for 4 matches and one match at 171. He won the match at 171 and the first two at 160. Great job, Michael.
This guy looked so confident before the match started. Michael beat him on points, something like 5 - 0. Check out the next picture of that dude.
November 20, 2010 - First wrestling match of Michael's Senior year at South Effingham High School. The duals tournament was at Westside High School in Augusta, Georgia and Michael is off to a great start. He weighed in at 158 but wrestled "up" at 3 out of the four matches. He won all four by pins. One was less than 30 seconds, I think. Below are some photos from the first three matches. His mom and I left when Michael said he was through wrestling.
November 16, 2010 - Michael earned his Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Great Job, Michael. Below is a picture of Michael and Comer Brewer, after they received their new Red Belts.
August 17, 2010 - School is back in session and Michael will be starting wrestling practice soon. Meanwhile, we got his Senior Pictures today. Here is my favorite - he is thinking "TapOut or PassOut! - take your pick."
JUNE 30, 2010 - One of Michael's fellow Tae Kwon Do martial artists, and my boss, Chuck McCallar, sent me some photos from the TKD tournament back in March. Click the thumbnail images below to see these photos larger. Thanks, Chuck!
JUNE 19, 2010 - Michael and a couple of his fans at the Father's Day Knockout MMA event at Fort Stewart. They just came up to me and said "will you take our picture with Michael?". So here you go.
JUNE 11, 2010 - I got to watch Michael wrestle today at West Laurens High School. He won two out of three matches and I thought he did great. Click the image below to see more photos from the practice tournament this weekend.
JUNE 10, 2010 - Michael wrestled at West Laurens High School today and won 3 out of 4 matches.
MAY 25, 2010 - Michael has been out of school for a while and I am just now updating his site with the news that "Michael made Honor Roll!" Great job, Michael. I think you had a pretty good Junior year in High School and hope that your Senior year is the best year ever!!
April 11, 2010 - Michael got baptized this morning. A couple of photos below. Amen.
March 13, 2010 - Michael won first place at Tae Kwon Do tournament at Warner Robins, Georgia today.
Here is a link to more photos from today.
February 6, 2010 - Michael got Second Place at the Area Traditional tournament in Brunswick, Georgia today. He only needed to wrestle twice today. He won the first match 15 - 0. He lost in the third period of the finals today, but did a great job. Click the picture below to see a few more photos from today. Michael's record this year at 160 is now 24 - 11. Next weekend - Loganville, Georgia for the Sectional Traditional Tournament.
January 28, 2010 - Michael only one match against Screven tonight, but won it 14 - 3 bringing his record to 23 - 10 at 160 this year. Click the picture below to see more photos from Michael in action tonight!
January 23, 2010 - Michael wrestled at the "Sham Slam" at Hambersham County High School and won 4 out of 6 matches. He won one by pin in the first period and in other match got a Tech Win by winning 17 to 0. Unfortunately, dad was not able to attend to take any photos. Another match is coming up soon so may have more photos from that tournament.
January 15, 2010 - Michael won two out of three matches at the State Wrestling Duals in Macon today. The first match he won by forfeit. Here is a link to some photos from today.
January 9, 2010 - Michael wrestled 4 times at the ECHS Duals and won all 4 times (3 times at 160 pounds and 1 match where he wrestled up at 170. Click the thumbnails below to see some photos of Michael from Saturday.
December 17, 2009 - Michael wrestled in a short tournament at SEHS tonight. He only had two matches but one both by pins - the second match he won in about 10 seconds! Great job, Michael. Here is a link to a few photos from tonight's tournament. Here are a couple of photos from tonight.
Oh, Michael wanted me to post a photo of his pal Justin from one his matches - here you go.
December 12, 2009 - Third Tournament of the season at ECHS. Michael had a tough time this time, losing a contact lens in the middle of one match and wrestling another while suffering from some severe stomach problems. Still, he won another match 15 - 0 - called a Tech Win. My photos didn't turn out as well as the last tournament either. A lot of blurry shots and not well focused. Here is a link to some photos from December 11 and 12.
December 5, 2009 - Second Tournament. I will post more photos soon, but a couple from the SEHS Invitational Meet where Michael finished 3rd at 160. He pinned 4 opponents and got a Tech Win on a fifth with a 15 - 0 victory. He only lost one match and that was by a single point in overtime. Great Job, Michael.
Here is a link to a collection of photos from the SEHS Invitational.
You know that saying "TapOut or PassOut?" Looks like this boy is about to Pass Out. Click the thumbnail to enlarge.
November 24, 2009 - First tournament of wresting season today - Yippee!! Here are some photos of Michael in action against 4 170 pounders he wrestled (Michael weighed in at 159.8 but wrestled "up"). A sample of the photos my buddy Gilbert Miller took of Michael today
November 10, 2009 - Michael got his Green Belt in Tae Kwon Do today.
October 5, 2009 - Michael turned 17 years old today. Celebrated at his favorite restaurant - Hooters. Below is Michael with Katie.
I have not updated this page recently. Michael is not playing football this year, but has been running Cross Country. This may help him keep his weight right for Wrestling season which starts soon.
June 27, 2009 - This was a big day for Michael since he got his own Mustang today.
May 2009 - Here is a picture you may not see very often - it is Michael in a Head Lock. Most of the time he has someone in a head lock, instead of the other way around. It doesn't look like he minds. Her name is Courtney.
April 2009 - Michael made his "acting debut". He played the part of Jesus in an Easter Drama at church. Below are some photos. Click to enlarge.
March 14, 2008 - I have not updated this site in quite a while. Wrestling season is over, and I still may have some photos and videos to post. Michael did get to go to State and had a good season. Recently Michael started Tae Kwon Do and went to his first tournament and brought home some hardware.
He won a trophy for competition Forms and a trophy for Sparring. Below are a couple of photos from the tournament.
Click HERE to see a video of Michael winning a match in Macon, Georgia at today's tournament.
January 13, 2008 - Michael wrestled at SEHS tonight, kind of an exhibition match against Metter. He easily beat his opponent and was ahead on points 8 - 0 in the second period when he pinned the guy. See the photo below. Good job, Michael.
January 10th, 2008 - Michael wrestled at Glynn Academy today. The highlight of the day was his win in overtime over Glynn Academy.
Click the Photo below (or click here) to view a clip from the 4th period when Michael wins!
January 4th, 2009 - Michael has been busy, mostly wrestling, he came in 5th place at the Toomey Tournament this weekend. I will post more photos and videos soon. But below is a team photo after SEHS won 1st Place at the Toomey.
Wrestling Videos - Link 1
We also had an addition to the family this Christmas. Below is a photo of Michael and Capone.
Capone got a nice coat for Christmas, but I am not sure he likes it.
Here is a picture of Michael, Capone and Ryan.
December 5th and 6th, 2008 - Michael finished 4th in the 160 pound division at the Thomas Medlin Memorial Tournament this weekend. Below is a photo of Michael with his medal. Thanks to our photographer buddy, Gilbert Miller, for taking this photo.
November 26, 2008 - Wrestling season is officially started and Michael is having fun. He won his first varsity wrestling match of the season today. His Mom and brother, Ryan, were there to see The Man! Click Here to Watch a Video.
10/22/2008 - Congratulation on making the Honor Roll, Michael! Great job. Mom and Dad are proud of you.
Here is a slide show of photos from Michael's game the other night. http://www.michaelbaggott.com/MustangMichael/index.htm
9/12/2008 - My friend Gilbert Miller sent me the photo of Michael on the sidelines at the game against Johnson High. The Mustangs won.
9/4/2008 - Michael got in for about 6 plays in the fourth quarter of the Varsity game tonight. The Mustangs won 33 - 3 over Jenkins High School Warriors.
9/1/2008 - Getting ready for a new football season, my friend Gilbert Miller sent me this photo of Michael at the game against West Laurens. Michael will be number 58.
Here is a picture of Michael in his leather jacket. Looks pretty handsome, don't you think?
May 2008 - Michael has been practicing with the SEHS Football Team and they had a scrimmage game the other day. I know it will be a long time until football season really starts, but I am already anxious to watch Michael playing football again. He is number 58 in the photos below.
April 29, 2008 - Michael got a certificate from the Young Author's Guild today. Mom was there to see it get presented to him. Great job, Michael. Mom and Dad are both proud of you.
April 14, 2008 - Tonight was the wrestling banquet and Michael received his varsity letter. Dad thinks it was pretty cool that he wrestled Varsity his freshman year. Below is a picture of Michael after the banquet.
and here is a link to a video of part of the speech Coach "O" made about Michael as he gave Michael his first Varsity Letter.
March 16, 2008 - A few pictures of Michael and a pirate from the Pirate's House restaurant in Savannah.
Below is a picture of Michael and a couple of his friends (Madison and Alex).
February 2008. Michael has just finished his Freshman year wrestling for South Effingham High School. Michael wrestled varsity all year and Mom and Dad got to see several of his matches. We are both very proud of Michael and look forward to watching him throughout his high school career. Below is a photo of Michael at 15 years old, taken just a few weeks ago. He is The Man!
December 28, 2007 - Michael won another match today, this one went 3 rounds and Michael won on points. He also won a match by forfeit. So Michael has won 4 matches by pins or by points. He has been wrestling at 171 pounds, but may be dropping down to the 160 class next year. Keep up the good work, Michael.
December 21, 2007 - Michael wrestled again and won his third varsity wrestling match! I wasn't there but was glad to hear about Michael pinning the other boy in the first round.
December 12, 2007 - Michael wrestled again but I was out of town and missed it. Even though he is a Freshman, Michael has been wrestling varsity matches against some tough competition. Dad is proud of Michael - win, lose or draw! Below is a photo of Michael from his latest match.
November 21, 2007 - Wrestling season has started and Michael wrestled in his first match today at SEHS. He won 2 of his matches, one against a wrestler from Effingham County High School and another versus a Benedictine wrestler. Here is a clip of Michael in his last match. Great job, Michael. This page has some photos dad took at the match of SEHS Wrestlers.
October 22, 2007 - Even though the 9th Grade Mustangs lost tonight, I was glad to see Michael playing "both sides" - offense and defense. I think he did great job staying on his blocks on offense, and made some great tackles. I have a video of one of these tackles right here.
October 19, 2007 - The SEHS Mustangs beat the Cadets of Benedictine. Below is a photo of Michael as he, and the rest of the team, bust through a banner and on to the field.
October 15, 2007 - 9th Graders played at Hardeeville. The Mustangs lost, but I think Michael played pretty well including his first fumble recovery. See some videos of Michael from that game on this page.
October 11, 2007 - JV played Calvary and won! Click here to see some photos of Michael from that game.
Here is picture of Michael in his football uniform with his "gameface" - of course, the sun was in his eyes, too. Looks pretty scary to me.
I found this picture with Michael and the SEHS Wrestling team from last season. Can you find Michael in this photo?
September 17, 2007 - This was the first 9th Graders only game, and Michael got to play "both sides". Normally Michael plays on the Offensive Line, but during this game against Hardeeville he got to also play D-fense and was in for most of the game. He got compliments from several coaches - and of course I thought he did well, too. Below are a few photos from that game.
September 13, 2007 - Second JV Football game against Richmond Hill. SEHS Mustangs lost but Michael got a lot of playing time and Dad thinks he did pretty good. Rained almost the whole game.
September 6, 2007 - Michael got to play in his first High School Football Game. The JV lost 26 - 0, but I think Michael did pretty good his first time out. He did play in Middle School. Below is a photo of Michael on the sideline, usually had his helmet on.
and here is a photo our friend Gilbert from http://www.onthescenephotography.com took of Michael between plays.
Here are some links to videos from the game. They are short clips and I am not that good a videographer, but watch for number 58.
August 17, 2007 - Michael got some action in tonight's pre-season game against Jenkins High School. Here is a short video of number 58.
August 10, 2007 - My buddy Gilbert took this picture of Michael at football practice last night. Looks hot.
July 19, 2007 - Even though he hasn't started his first day as a high school freshman, Michael has already gone to college. Michael and a lot of other Mustangs have been at football camp at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia. His mom and I hope he had a good time and learned a lot - but we missed him.
June 18, 2007 - Michael got to go to another wrestling match at the Savannah Civic Center. Below are some photos.
Michael had a pretty good 8th grade year at school. Although he is enjoying the summer is is also spending a lot of time getting ready for football. Below is a certificate he got for Wrestling with the high school team - I think it is pretty cool that he also had his photo in the SEHS yearbook before he even started as a freshman. It is the wrestling team photo. Michael also got a certificate for perfect attendance and one from the Young Author's program. We hope he will have a great freshman year.
June 8, 2007 - Michael got to go Parasailing for the first time today. It was pretty fun at first, but got kind of boring after floating up there for a long time. This is one more thing Michael say he has done that not everyone (like Dad) has done.
June 1, 2007 - Have you ever been bitten by a Doberman Pinscher dog?
Michael has. Michael has been getting ready for football season since school has been out for the summer. He has been lifting weights and going to football practice at school, but also running around our neighborhood on his own. He had worked for one of our neighbors during the day, then Friday night went out running. Some other boys from our neighborhood were riding their bikes. As they got to close to one house a Doberman ran after and bit one of the boys on the bikes, then they got away and the dog ran after Michael and bit him on the leg. Michael will be alright, but that dog better watch himself!!
May 12, 2007 - Michael and his friend Parker before they go to see a movie in Savannah. They met at Band Camp in Atlanta.
May 3, 2007 - Michael won an Outstanding Achievement award in the field of writing from the Young Author's Guild! Below is a line from his award winning poem:
"To be the one that strives for his goals and dreams after years of struggle."
Way to go, Michael! Mom and dad hope that all your goals and dreams come true. You are awesome!
March 19, 2007 - Tonight was the Wrestling Banquet and I was very proud to see Michael get presented a certificate. Coach "O" said a lot of nice things about Michael and one thing he said I will remember "Michael got better and better every week!". I really enjoyed the banquet and was very proud of my youngest son!
March 14, 2007 - Michael enjoys playing the Saxophone in the school band. This page has links to some songs from one of their recent concerts.
January 26, 2007 - Michael won his match tonight pinning his opponent in 16 seconds! Dad wasn't there to get pictures, and Mom got there after his match - but we are both proud.
January 23, 2007 - This page has a few photos of Michael wrestling again.
January 9, 2007 - Michael was in another wrestling match today. Here is a video of him wrestling - and here are some photos of some of the Mustang Wrestlers in action.
January 5, 2007 - Michael was in another wrestling match today. Ryan had to sit this out since he was injured in practice recently. Here is a link to some photos of the SEHS Wrestlers. I may put up some videos from today soon.
December 12, 2006 - Michael won his first match tonight but Dad wasn't there to see it - :-( or photograph it. Oh well. He won by pinning the other guy. Way to go Michael!!
November 28, 2006 - Michael made his wrestling debut tonight and we think he did pretty good. This page has some links to videos of Michael wrestling.
October 18, 2006 - SEMS Lost to EMS today. Football season is over, and I am glad I got to see Michael play. I think he did Great!
September 27, 2006 - SEMS lost by quite a bit today, but hopefully they will do better next week. Here are a few pictures from the game. Here is a clip of the SEMS Touchdown. A clip of the SEMS Cheerleaders. A clip with Michael and another one with Michael.
Michael is number 59 in most of these photos and videos. He is one of the tallest on the team so you may be able to spot him without knowing his number.
September 20, 2006 - SEMS beat Ebenezer 28 - 0. Michael attended Ebenezer during 6th grade, but as as a 7th grader and now an 8th grader he is glad to be a Mustang at South Effingham Middle School. So far, having a great school year. He is proud that SEMS won their second game in a row, this one at home vs. Ebenezer.
August 21, 2006 - First scrimmage with the South Effingham High School JV. Here are some pictures.
My number in these photos is 51. I mostly play defense but might play offense, too. I might have a different number in some games. Below is me and my team leaving the field after our first scrimmage. It was hot, but I wish we could have played longer.
In the next picture I am trying to hold back two JV guys.
I am 13 years old and in the 8th grade at South Effingham Middle School. I am looking forward to playing football at school this year. I know Dad is looking forward to getting pictures of me in uniform and on the field. Mom is probably a a little worried I might get hurt. Anyway, I have started school again and hope it will be a great year.
I love to go on rides at county fairs, amusement parks, and water parks. This page has a video of me riding the SlingShot in Orlando.
Ever wonder how many dogs it takes to change a light bulb? Find out on this page.
My mom just started her own web site.
School is almost over for the year. I enjoyed practicing football (no pictures, yet) and think I will be on the offensive line when school starts again in the fall when I am in the 8th grade. I will be lifting weights at the school over the summer.
This page has some pictures from South Effingham Bands Pre-Festival Concert on February 28, 2006 and here is a short video clip from the concert.
I went to Band Camp in February. Here are a few pictures dad took when we did a short concert for the parents.
I like baseball and in December I went to a Baseball Camp at South Effingham High School. This page has some pictures of me at the camp. This page has a video of me batting at the camp. Here is a video of me pitching at the camp. Another video from the pitching camp.
I love dogs and this page has some quotes and about Dogs and a picture I took of a dog named Andre. You might find a picture or two with a cat on that page, but I think Dogs Rule and Cats Drool! Here is a new page that explains the difference between Dogs and Cats!
Here is a picture of one of my friends, and one of his dogs.
I just turned 13 and we celebrated at my house and Five Star Family Fun Park. I really liked riding the go karts.
I also enjoy being in 4H. I went to camp at Rock Eagle this summer. Here are some pictures I took.
I love to play computer games, and Sony PlayStation games, and Nintendo Gameboy games. In fact, Dad sometimes calls me by the nickname "GameBoy", but usually he calls me by my other nickname = "Stretch" because I am so tall for my age. Here is a page that has a lot of computer games.
Dad and me like to go the movies and we went to quite a few of this summer. I might add some reviews to the web site. This page has a list of some of the movies I saw this summer.
We went to Open House this week to meet my new teachers at South Effingham Middle School. I am about to start the 7th grade. WooHoo!
A long time ago, I got to meet the former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World, Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield. As you can see from the picture below, Evander and me are friends and not about to get in a fight! :-) I am a lot taller now than I was when that picture was taken, but I am still not as tall as the Champ.