My enemy stands as acolossus although I know in my mind he is my only equal. The crowd growslouder as we step on our lines, and the only thought echoing through my mind is”shoot for the leg!”. These are the happenings before every match, and yet Istill return. Wrestling, in my mind is one of the greatest sports. The idea ofa battle between two equal men, both striving for the same goal is something Ilive for.
Different people wrestle for different reasons, but what I wrestlefor is the exhilaration, and the principals behind the sport of which I take soseriously. Wrestling, fortunately; is not just two sweaty men rolling on the mat. It is rather, a fight. A fight in which each combatant must push their-self tothe final limits of total exertion.
This great fight, although very tiring,gives you the greatest feeling after you defeat your opponent. For this feeling,and this feeling only is why I wrestle. This hard to explain feeling is like arush of adrenaline that makes you want to kick the crap out of Mike Tyson. Itis one of the greatest natural rushes one could possibly imagine, short ofsticking a needle in ones own arm. The ideas behind wrestling are more then the thick headed thoughts of-“Throw em to the ground and put all your weight on em!”- but rather, use eachmove with precision, not force.
When a move is executed, there are at least tencounter moves for it. Therefore; one must wrestle with his mind – backing eachattack with the plan for another one. This form of two or even three-waythinking, is crucial to the success of a struggling player. To be a good wrestler, one must also be able to change from offense todefense in a matter of milliseconds. Countless times before, I have seenplayers who would stay offensive all the way until they were pinned. A simplearm motion could change the fate of the match, and one must be prepared for thatmoment at all times.
There are many reasons for a person to compete. Some come for thepersonal satisfaction, and some come for the glory. Some have something toprove to themselves, while others have something to prove to the world. A partof all these reasons is why I wrestle.
I love the principals behind it and Ilive the rush. For the first time in my life – I believe I could actually say”I love this game!”.Miscellaneous