Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Wrestling prepares a person to fight the game of life.
The wrestler is the one athlete that must meet his
opponent and do battle completely on his own; no one
can substitute: no time outs are possible.  He has no
one to check, screen, block, or assist him in any
way; there is no one to blame for his mistakes.
When he wins, he must show quiet pride and modesty.
When he loses, the responsibility is his.
Wrestling is a true sport.  In other sports, when
contact is made, they blow the whistle to stop the
action; in wrestling, when contact is made, we're just
getting started.  No other sport requires more sacrifice
then wrestling.  The individual, through self-denial,
offers more of his character than ever be
explained here.  It is something he carries with him
throughout life, and through every trial, test, and

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