It has been said the way you value a life lived is by the army that comes together in its time of need.
Inside of the mind of every wrestler lurks his demons.
They are the little voices of fear, doubt, and the lack of confidence.
Your mission in a match is to get these little voices inside your opponent’s head to start talking to him.
And to have your opponent believe what they are saying.
Have you ever wondered why two wrestlers can wrestle multiple times with drastically different results? The answer is hidden in plain sight.
There are events that will absolutely dominate you in life, but you can never let them seep into your soul and break your will.
The beatings stop and the wounds will heal.
Broken wills, seldom do.
For those rare wrestlers who strive to be great, they take no solace in moral victories or in losing close matches.
They see things in black and white, not in shades.
Black is losing, even in overtime.
White is winning.
There is no gray.
If given a choice, I prefer the wristband. You see, the wristband lasts just a little longer.
Parents who know the depth of the Section XI tournament. Parents who know that the difference between their kid standing at the top of the podium or standing on the wood floor, may only be 1 point, 1 call, or 1 second.
That one point, 1 call or 1 second will turn into the one heartbreak that will make their heart ache, which will last all of their life.
Parents whose only want is for every wrestler to have the tournament of their life, on this day.
If you live long enough, life will throw you to your back.
You learn later in life how important the disciplines of wrestling are to you when handling real life problems, especially when facing a seemingly insurmountable opponent – a disease or illness. It is more than a wrestling book. It is a book about life, love, loss and the ability to fight when you feel you can’t go on anymore. READ ALL CHAPTERS ONLINE