If I can convince you of only one thing, let it be this – you need to trust in the process.
You have to trust the work you are completely immersing yourself in, is either going to produce your desired result or equip you with the tools needed to conquer a more important future endeavor, one you neither understand or are currently aware of right now.
Chapter 2 – Synchronicity
The simultaneous occurrence of unrelated events that seem to have a significant connection.
What makes one man quit and another fight?
There was simply a culture of ethics that created a champion on the mat as well as off; a culture that’s hard to replicate elsewhere that highlights how persistent people begin their success right where others end in failure.
I believe the right question to ask is not “How do I get a college program to notice my son”, but rather “What do you notice about a college program that would want you to trust a college program with your son for 5 years?”
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.
I am here to tell you when a Brad Bruhn from Cortland or a Jon Egan from Roger Williams, or a Lonnie Morris from Johnson and Whales or a Shaun Lally from Muhlenberg or a Dean Zenie from Mount St. Vincent or a Joe Patrovich from LIU Post comes calling inquiring about your services to wrestle for their DII or DIII programs, to listen.
They are good people.
It took 5 years of Falling Forward, sometimes battling for inches at a time when miles were needed.
In the end, without the inches the miles aren’t traveled.
Perhaps the biggest pride I take in having wrestled is that I introduced the sport to my son.