We went out of bounds and I saw the exhaustion in my opponent’s eyes.
I was always told to wrestle every match like it was my last, but I never believed my last match would come before I expected.
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.
My son is a wrestler.
He is a lightweight in stature, but not in heart.
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.
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.
If you have an appetite for winning then your hunger will drive you – Inky Johnson
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.
I believe, every experience we go through in life is to prepare us for what is to come in our lives. To teach us the life lessons we need to know so we can be best prepared to handle our ultimate test, somewhere in the future.