Anyone who has stepped a foot in a wrestling mat knows that it’s not for everyone. It requires discipline, strength, and experience.  It’s not easy to wake up early in the morning on a weekend or during thanksgiving break and winter break to practice. This means that wrestlers don’t get to enjoy all the food given but instead have to limit on small portions to stay on weight. During the whole season they live on a strict diet and resist any temptations.

Wrestling requires a lot of conditioning and the ability to use all your body strength to pin the opponent. It’s not easy to get taken down and  get back up to do the same. They continue to do the same to learn from their mistakes and become better wrestlers. Wrestlers are told that it won’t be easy from the start, but when they win a match and their hand is raised, it’s all worth it.

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