The power of the magic begins with the audacity to believe you can and will accomplish your biggest dream.
A Wrestling Life.
An Academic Life.
A Social Life.
As a wrestler, you get to choose 2 of the 3.
You can choose any 2, but never 3.
To my surprise, the best match of the dual meet, and in my opinion, the best match of the tournament, came from two equally matched, underweight, 99 pounders.
Giving everything creates desperation. Desperation creates relentless action to overcoming obstacles.
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.
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.
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.
The Gulf Stream will flow through a straw provided the straw is aligned to the Gulf Stream, and not at cross purposes with it.
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.