None of what will happen in my future would be the same had I not wrestled, and for that, I am forever grateful to this sport.
I lost my dad suddenly, my freshmen year right after counties.
I use to think it was tough being a wrestler’s girlfriend. But I was wrong.
Being a wrestler’s mom is tougher, and I love it.
I love telling stories about this sport and the people involved in it. It is my passion. Everyone has a story.
I would like to tell yours.
Thirty-three years later, what we understood now, that we didn’t quite comprehend then was it was the losses and not the wins that best prepared us for life. They taught us how to handle and come back from adversity.
He went on to share with me that his goal is to ‘just win one match in his high school wrestling career.”
Now, To you and I, that statement sounds like it comes from an underachiever – but if you ever knew his circumstances you would understand how overachieving and insurmountable “just one win” seems to him.
Some of the greatest moments in life occur when the Venn diagram of Sports and Humanity congruently overlap.
What you do over and over, at first adds up, then multiplies, and eventually it has an exponential impact on the end result.
If you have an appetite for winning then your hunger will drive you – Inky Johnson
At first, one wrestles to win championships.
Then, after many years, one realizes it wasn’t the pursuit of championships that wrestling was all about –wrestling is about preparing you for life. I owe a great deal to this sport, that is why I write about it so passionately.
This book is a compilation of all my writing on the sport.