In 2018 the Walt Whitman High School wrestling team lost their coach Vin Altebrando to a rare auto-immune disease. He was 51. Here is a speech I gave at Walt Whitman HS this spring communicating that Wrestling is More Than a Sport It is a Lifestyle. A Lifestyle […]
Imagine being on The Titanic and being separated from your loved ones for the two hours and twenty minutes it took to sink into the Atlantic Ocean.
My heart bleeds for full-time wrestlers who get part-time results.
I wish my eyes were camera’s and my heart was a DVR, so what I am currently witnessing could be forever saved to my soul.
“I am walking away from him,” he confesses.
Walking away is the exact thing the other side wants. Instead of walking away, you need to take the hit.
Every test you face where you do the work, make the sacrifice, and absorb the pain of struggle, is recorded by your mind.
The results are stored deep in your subconscious.
Imagine, if Anne Frank’s struggle stayed behind her bookcase; and was never revealed to the world.
And when one has a purpose, “heart” is released during battle which makes even the smallest muscles and the tiniest physique more powerful than one could imagine or foresee.
Sometimes our light goes out
But is blown again into instant flame
By an encounter with another human being.
There is no gene for the human spirit.