On May 18th, 2014 I was asked to speak to an 8th grade class from Brentwood school district. Here is the Q&A portion of my talk.
For the longest time – I got it wrong…
I thought the ultimate achievement in wrestling was to win a State Championship…
It is not.
The ultimate achievement in wrestling is to prepare a young man for his life by having him become the best person he can be by acquiring the “Qualities of a Wrestler” while in pursuit of a state championship.
“A boy comes to me with a spark of interest. I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.” Cus D’amato Home Contact Paperbacks Ebooks […]
Wrestling rewarded me with a bigger prize other than standing on a podium for a few seconds. Wrestling bred in me a way to live life.
I have often wondered why I coach baseball. Why am I so obsessed with the sport? Why do I spend an insane amount of time and money just to teach kids how to play a game? What is so special about baseball that I make it my […]