Wrestling Essay-300 Words

Wrestling Essay-300 Words - weight class short or by...

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Darius Owens Wrestling Essay During the past four years of my school experience, no extracurricular activity has been more significant to my growth and personal and mental development than high school wrestling. Like most other sports, wrestling is a team endeavor that depends on the collective effort of many individuals contributing to the whole. Through this sport, I have experienced pain, sacrifice, adversity, and success. Varsity wrestling has instilled many qualities within me. First, through the years of hard work and continuous dieting, wrestling has taught me the true meaning of discipline and perseverance. The sport has also instilled in me strong work ethic and moral character. Wrestling has given me is a thorough understanding of what it means to be on a team. In several matches during my first year of wrestling, I was ineligible to compete because I did not make weight qualification. Not only did I let myself down, I hurt my team by leaving us a
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Unformatted text preview: weight class short or by relying on a less competent team member in my place. This was a reality check for me. I quickly learned that in order to thrive for the welfare of the team and myself, I had to do my part. I had to keep my weight balanced and correct in order to compete for my team. Now as Co-Captain of my wrestling team, I work extra hard to maintain my weight balance and discipline, as well as motivating and inspiring my teammates to do the same. As a volunteer for the Tallwood High School Wrestling Club, I enjoy educating and coaching elementary and middle school students in beginning wrestling. Above all, though, wrestling has given me yet another passion for life. Physical fitness is a necessity in living a healthy life, and this is a truth that I never seemed to grasp prior to entering high school. I wish to continue wrestling at the collegiate level or intramural wrestling clubs for many years to come....
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