Thoughts from opening night. The combination of football playoffs overlapping with the start of the wrestling season and December duals with wrestlers not at their postseason weights is a recipe for forfeits. Needs to be corrected. Football playoffs should be completed before the wrestling season starts. And there should only […]
I always knew that I would write, I just had no idea how personal my first book, "6 Minutes Wrestling with Life", would be to me.
I love to inspire, motivate and show a different approach to dealing with or solving life's problems through my writing.
As a former athlete and current coach, I believe that in sports there are valuable life lessons that can have a tremendous impact on a young athletes life.
I pull these life lessons out from my own experiences in sport.
Hopefully I have touched you through my writing and have stirred your emotions enough to live life more fully.
It is the start of the wrestling season and the first rankings of the year have just been released.
And you are not ranked.
What do you do?
“My philosophy was when I walked on the mat I knew that I out trained the guy in front of me and I was going to wear him down no matter what I was doing.”
In the long run, a loss that makes you humble will more beneficial than a win that makes you arrogant.
Natural Talent + Work + Time + Grit = Success
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.