Patience Through Passion

We live in a society that makes us want some sort of instant gratification. As technology expands, we tend to get spoiled. We want things now. However, it is important that we separate that kind of mentality from wrestling. With wrestling, the growth that you experience is going to take time, and that is what…

Building Mental Toughness

The phrase “mentally tough” gets thrown around often in wrestling rooms. Coaches constantly tell you that you need to be mentally tough, and for good reason. There are so many aspects of the sport of wrestling that make it mentally stressful. If you are not mentally tough, you will be severely limited in your success. But, saying you need to…

Why The Spiritual Component?

Wrestlers often get noticed for their physical qualities. People talk about the speed of wrestlers like Nahshon Garrett, the explosiveness of wrestlers like Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Dake, and the strength of wrestlers like Adam Coon. It’s these impressive physical characteristics that draw us to sports in general. That’s why sports started right? People wanted…

Fargo Tournament Tips

This weekend is perhaps the most notable high school wrestling tournament of the year: Fargo. Here are a few tips that could help you to be mentally prepared to wrestle this weekend. 1.) Don’t Make it A Monster:  Fargo is a famous tournament, and the notoriety of the tournament can lead you to feel like…

FINAL X – Lehigh

Joe Colon had beaten Nahshon Garrett multiple times going into Final X. The matches were extremely competitive, but Colon always seemed to finish with the upper hand. It seemed as if it would be more of the same after Colon took the first match. Going into the second match, the safe bet would have been placed on…

White Belt Mentality

I keep the white-belt mentality that I can learn from anyone, anywhere, anytime – Georges St-Pierre There is an important principle in training known as white-belt mentality. The white belt is the lowest rank for martial artists and represents a time where someone is among the least knowledgeable martial artists in the room. A white…