Have you ever wondered why two wrestlers can wrestle multiple times with drastically different results? The answer is hidden in plain sight.
You know you have a great coach when the look of pride on your coach’s face watching you give your senior speech is even brighter than the look of pride he had when you got your hand raised in the County Finals.
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If you were to ask anyone what the goal to a wrestling match is, most, if not all, will say “it is to win the match.”
It is not.
Not for the wrestler who aspires greatness.
The degree of difficulty to swallow the injustice is amplified if you happen to be close with the wrestler, their family, and consider them to be on your dream team in life.
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.
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.