No matter what you say, no matter what you do,
no matter if you use fear or praise to motivate,
your words, actions, and concern fall on deaf ears when someone is in a semi-slide.
Pain is painful.
It is also necessary.
Pain is a motivator for one to act.
Pain is the stimulus of change, improvement, and correction.
When you change the words from “I have to” to “I get to.”
Your life changes.
If you want to make a leap from one year to the next in wrestling, feed the good chatter in your head.
Your life is a sculpture. Chip away, Every day. J.R. Rim Greatness begins when practice ends. It is not what you do during a scheduled practice which makes you great. It is what you do after one that does. Early in his career, an elite wrestler will realize […]
There is a difference between losing and being beaten.
In the long run, a loss that makes you humble will more beneficial than a win that makes you arrogant.
In 2018 the Walt Whitman High School wrestling team lost their coach Vin Altebrando to a rare auto-immune disease. He was 51. Here is a speech I gave at Walt Whitman HS this spring communicating that Wrestling is More Than a Sport It is a Lifestyle. A Lifestyle […]
Imagine being on The Titanic and being separated from your loved ones for the two hours and twenty minutes it took to sink into the Atlantic Ocean.