View Full Version : What has wrestling done for you?
03-24-2009, 02:40 AM
I was thinking about how we have all changed from the effects of going through one of the most grueling, demanding, and mentally/emotionally/physically exhausting sports known to man. I am still thinking about what it means to me, and I wont really know until I am a lot older, or at least our of high school, and into college. I would just like to know from you guys: How has wrestling changed the way you look at life?
This is more of a venting thread, and everyone needs somewhere to vent about stuff, and I know you guys will treat each other with respect and read one-another's posts. Get everything out on how you feel about the sport.
03-24-2009, 08:31 AM
Wrestling has been a huge part of my life and I wouldn't be the person I am today without the sport. I started wrestling in high school, wrestled in college, and now I coach at the high school level. I probably wouldn't have finished college if I didn't wrestle. The relationships I have made through the years through the sport are priceless to me. All though the sport can be very demanding and at times you may question "Why am I doing this?" you will learn life lessons from everything you persevere while on the mat. When you aren't able to compete anymore I promise you will miss it. I leave you with this I believe it was Dan Gable who said "After wrestling everything else is easy".
03-24-2009, 09:12 AM
Wrestling taught me self-discipline and dedication. I think those two attributes are necessary to be successful in this sport. After wrestling, it makes alot of other things in life seem easy. Life has its ups and downs and you definitely learn how to bounce back from a tough loss (sometimes 45 minutes later). I also have a greater appreciation for food. :)
03-24-2009, 05:29 PM
I know what you mean tc190, I broke my shoulder to collar joint/bone, and i'm out for a month or so, and it's only been 3 days since my injury, and i already miss working out and wrestling. It's true what they say, you never know how much you love something until it is gone.
crazyrunner, I agree 100% on the food part, lol. But, what I miss most is the water, and juices. It's so hard just watching someone chug down a gatorade or water bottle, and all you can do is sit and watch the crystal clear goodness slip away from you to another person. It sucks, dehydration sucks.
03-24-2009, 05:31 PM
This is not a joke but wrestling helped me learn how to study correctly.
THE Grill Master
03-24-2009, 06:35 PM
it helped me prepare for opening the GRILL ,hard work ,cutting lbs in the hot kitchen ,long hours ,only real differance is that i eat our food every day---running a food place is alot like wrestling,you never know how you will wind up unless you try it --OPEN 3-12 WK DAYS UNTILL 2AM ,FRIDAY AND SAT. --bring your bride down for a great meal at down home prices .:eek:
03-24-2009, 06:46 PM
vBulletin® v3.7.4, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.