My most favorite sport is wrestling. It is one of the hardest and greatest sports out there. It strengthens athletes while also building their character. When I first started wrestling in high school, I wasn’t the strongest, fastest, or toughest wrestler on the team. With the help and guidance of my coaches and teammates, I was able to become one of the top wrestlers at my high school. Through my high school career, I have had some impressive comeback wins, was voted as team captain my junior and senior year, hold school records, and qualified for the state tournament my senior year. After graduating high school I still wanted to continue my wrestling career. I am currently wrestling for the Wayne State Wrestling Club and plan to wrestle for
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One of my dreams is to be a college wrestling coach when I get older. I know it would be really fun and there are of thing that makes this job great but also there are a lot of things that makes the job not so great.
When your an athlete you are expected to always be at your best mentally and physically. However not always is this the case as lots of people tend to not be the best in those two categories on competition day, sometimes it depends on the sport and in my case that is wrestling, and wrestling is in my and several others opinions the most mentally and physically taxing sport in the world, and in my first experience at a tournament it was simultaneously the worst and best experience in my sporting career so far that is.
One thing I have a strong passion for in life is sports. My favorite one was volleyball. It taught me a lot about life and myself. My sophomore year I made varsity, but was upset when I sat the bench more than I played. However, I still pushed myself every practice and never gave up hope. This payed off because the next season I was a starter and a team captain. Being a student athlete has been an incremental part of who I have become in the future. I did not realize it at the time, but my participation in sports has affected my life in more ways than I thought. Consequently, sports have had a major influence on the career path I have chosen, and have also been a significant part of bringing my family together.
I started wrestling in sixth grade. Even though I didn’t win one of my first seven matches, I developed into a successful wrestler. In high school I won tournaments and beat high-quality wrestlers. During my junior year I was determined to become a great wrestler. I worked harder than ever and didn’t let anyone stop me. That year I lost the Illinois state wrestling tournament championship match by one point. Over the next six months between my junior and senior season I was runner up at AAU national tournament and wrestled at Disney Land in Florida at the Disney Duals with over 50 other teams and only lost 1 of 8 matches. These are a few of my achievements in high school. Now that I am in college there are many
Because my sophomore year of wrestling was over too i decided to do a lot of offseason wrestling. I really was able to fall in love with the sport and continue to get better and better. At the beginning of my junior year i was super
I have always loved sports ever since I was a little kid. Some of my earliest memories are of playing soccer with my friends on a wet, cold spring day or hitting a ball off of a tee and feeling like it went a mile, when in reality it only went about fifty feet. Even to this day I still can never get enough of sports. I get about four weeks off out of the entire year where I’m not technically in a sport, but I’m still always practicing and trying to get better because that’s the only way I know. I love everything about sports: the friendships, the competition, the passion, the atmosphere, the unity. Sports are one of my true loves and they consume my life. It is this strong desire that I have for sports that has driven me to want to pursue a
I've been playing sports for about ten years, and always had quite the passion for it. I have play a couple sports, I played baseball for four years and i wrestled for about four also. Then i got into rodeo i've been riding horses ever since i was for but never really did much competing until i was around seven
Coaching wrestling has been, and continues to be, one of the most meaningful and heartfelt experiences of my life. Wrestling has helped define my personal character, teaching me discipline, and enabling optimal performance under pressure and stress. I am grateful for the opportunity to pass this on to other student-athletes. The impact I have on their lives, as well as the one they have on mine, transcends the competition of sport. Simultaneously, I progress as a leader and role model, while they develop character and work ethic as young adults. I have been there for these athletes since the beginning of their high school career. Witnessing and being a part of their evolution has been an amazing experience. Whether it’s the smile on their face
The sun was shining brightly and the snow was melting outside on a beautiful March afternoon. Inside the Marian High School Wrestling room was an entirely different picture. Inside the room there was an intense off-season workout going on. Afterwards, the wrestlers and coaches all sat down, dripping in sweat, and began joking about the wrestlers who chose not to show up to the off-season workouts. My teammates, coaches, and I began making a list of the laziest wrestlers on our team. Jokingly, I asked my coach, “Where am I on that list?” he looked at me with a straight face and said, “Trust me Justin; you are nowhere close to being on that list.”
This essay will be about how wrestling is the best sport. First off wrestling gets you in shape. Practices are so intense you can’t help but get in shape. You will be in the best shape of your life. Secondly every match and every tournament you meet really cool people every time. I met a big fella and he could play guitar, solved a rubiks cube in a minute flat, was a cheer leader, and was a good wrestler. This guy is my freaking role model. Oh, and he wore a cool hat. The third reason is its fun. When you go out on the mat getting ready to wrestle your adrenaline starts pumping and you go all out. The fourth reason is if you don’t like pants you’re golden because you’re
I believe wrestling is one of the hardest sports around the world. There are only a few who stick around throughout the season because they are willing to endure the pain. I had difficulties deciding which sport to play, and I chose the one that called out to me the most. I had difficulties throughout the season at first, and then I loved wrestling even more after it ended.
With the removal of wrestling from the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also taking away many dreams for young wrestlers all over the world. Wrestling is a very mentally and physically challenging sport. “More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill, none have wrestled without pride”(Dan Gable).To become successful at it, one must practice regularly and put in a large amount of work. In the United States alone there are over 260,000 wrestlers who have put in this work and dedication. Yet, this is only a small portion of the wrestlers in the world. With this being a small example of the world, it is hard to not think of the multitudes of young Olympic hopefuls whose dreams are being crushed with the removal of wrestling from the Olympics.
“Once you control the things you can control in your life, everything else will take care of itself.” My wrestling coach would tell me this before every match. This is one of the many things he would tell us that would help not only me but our entire team get mentally prepared for the task at hand. This is just one of the many things he did to enforce himself as the greatest leader in not only my life but the lives of others around me. What exactly makes a great leader? Is a great leader someone who is just good at everything? Not exactly. A great leader to me is someone who can influence others not only by their actions, but by their words.
When I was younger I really enjoyed watching wrestling. In the late 1980's is when it went just watching it, to me getting very serious about it. My brother and I are 10 years apart so as he left home my love for wrestling grew more, because I was the only sibling besides my parents still in the house. Seeing wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Coco B. Ware, Harley Race, Super Fly Jimmy Snuka, and Andre the Giant perform made it a very exciting time in my young life. These were men that every young fan of this sport idealized, and I wanted to be like after I grew up. I had a vast collection of wrestling figurines, an actual miniature replica of the WWE (formally WWF) ring. So as I sat on the floor on a typical Saturday morning watching wrestling matches
You are correct; you should leave your work at work to reduce stress. One reason that I choose this topic was to do just that. I wanted to write something non-law enforcement related. When I say the breathe, sleep and eat wrestling that is exactly what a wrestler does. A wrestler is the first one at the gym in the morning, one who is dedicated to what they do, one who will sacrifice everything to win their match. When you see a 12-14 year old kid trying to make weight right before a tournament and they are over weight, they are running in full sweat suits trying to shed one or two pounds to be able to wrestle, that is dedication to me. A wrestler is the young man or women in the gym on Friday night when all their friends and classmates