Wrestling

The hardest sport mentally and physically

I am passionate about wrestling. I wrestle because I think it is the most physical and mental challenging sport I have ever done. My step dad wrestled for UD and went to nationals multiple times and even set school records for wrestling. He is the one who got me into wrestling and ever since he showed me wrestling I have loved it. Someday I want to go to nationals and possibly even try to win. I also like wrestling because it gives me something to do and it is fun and it is something to keep my body fit. If I work really hard at wrestling I could have chances at getting scholarships to colleges for wrestling. You can make some careers from wrestling like fighting. Wrestling is a good aspect to have if you become a fight because that means that you will have more experience on the ground. I just really enjoy wrestling and I hope that I have a good future in it.
The development of wrestling dates back to the times of the Sumerians, 5000 years ago. For the Greeks, wrestling was a science and a form of art, and it represented the most important training for young men. Athletes wrestled naked, with their bodies coated with olive oil and covered with a layer of very thin sand to protect the skin from sunlight or from cold during winter. After wrestling, they scraped off all the sand and oil with an instrument called strigil and then washed their body off with water. The competitor who first threw his opponent or first brought him down either on his back, hips, chest, knees or elbows was proclaimed the winner. But now days if you take your opponent to the ground it is two points, and if you put your opponents shoulders to the ground and keep his back and shoulders on the mat it is an automatic win, or also known as a pin.
My step dad, Cole, was important to me wrestling because he was a wrestler his whole life. I wasn't into wrestling until he told me his experience when he was a wrestler. He taught me how to wrestle and how to not give up during matches and if I ever lost a match he would help teach me and show me what I did wrong so that I can do better next time. He was able to wrestle in college for UD and he went to nationals for wrestling multiple times. Now Cole made a career as being a fighter, using his wrestling skills to his advantage and since he wrestled for UD he took classes there and got a good education and a good job. My mom was also important to me when I wrestle. She was always worried when I wrestled because she didn't want me to get hurt, she was also just there for me to tell me to keep going and that I shouldn't give up.
There are many people that enjoy wrestling like I do. People that wrestled for school were people that shared interest in wrestling with me. I also wrestled for a club with a lot of other kids who like wrestling, but I didn't finish the wrestling season for the club I wrestled in. The groups were made for people to come and have fun and compete in wrestling and to possibly make new friends and to just learn how to wrestle in general. All you have to do is sign up for the club and if you want to wrestle for your school you just go to the practices and sign up for it.
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