I was an average student that struggled with academics, wrestling not only helped me to get through high school it gave me sense of belonging, a part of something bigger then myself. being an outsider and a kid that had trouble fitting it.
Wrestling became like medicine to me. I was an under 500 wrestler that never won a lot of matches but I enjoyed the competition and I loved being a part of the team.
Wrestling was an esteem builder for me I felt like I belonged for the first time in my life.