We hit a few tournaments, and he begged to go to more, but I wasn’t sure how deep I wanted him to get involved with a sport that failed me.
I lost my dad suddenly, my freshmen year right after counties.
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.
What you do over and over, at first adds up, then multiplies, and eventually it has an exponential impact on the end result.
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.
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.
It may have been in the finals when Anthony Sparacio got his hand raised, but it was when he was at a 46% angle in the semi-finals when he won his New York State championship.
I needn’t remind you that you didn’t set out to achieve something ordinary. You set out to accomplish something extraordinary.
Therefore it is going to require an extraordinary effort.
The field of 8,600 will be narrowed this weekend.
And again the following weekend.
To come up with the 325 most deserving individuals.
Across 15 weight classes.
Will you be one of them?
A coach’s job is to transform frustration into passion.
But then Mold.