Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.
More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride.
There's always ways of motivating yourself to higher levels. Write about it, dream about it. But after that, turn it into action. Don't just dream.
Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy.
The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.
My valleys are higher than most people's peaks. I stay at that level.
Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling - the world's oldest sport - remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics.
My coaches were great. My mom and dad. My dad never missed a wrestling meet.
I don't think college wrestling is in danger of extinction by any means. But I am concerned if one program drops.
A lot of my intensity in wrestling was due to my mental preparation before the matches. I got myself into a different world.
We, as a wrestling community, better remember it is more than one individual that makes a winner.
My wrestling and family go together. It's always been that way, from day one with my mom and dad, my sister, my wife, four daughters, grandsons, son-in-laws.
I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.
When my wrestlers got their hands raised, I jumped for joy.
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