Marauder Wrestling

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On Wrestling...

  • Once you've wrestled, everything in life is easy. - Dan Gable
  • I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler. - Socrates
  • Wrestling has positively impacted my life in many ways, but perhaps the one singular thing that I gained from wrestling that stands out the most is ­ wrestling provided me with the opportunity to learn mental toughness! - Lee Kemp, World champion
  • No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more 'humility training' than wrestling. - Congressman James Leach
  • I feel more a part of the wrestling community than I feel I belong to the community of arts and letters. Why? Because wrestling requires even more dedication than writing because wrestling represents the most difficult and rewarding objective that I have ever dedicated myself to; because wrestling and wrestling coaches are among the most disciplined and self-sacrificing people I have ever known. - John Irving, Author (World According To Garp)
  • The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool. - Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House
  • There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners. - Unknown
  • Value Of Time

    Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

    What would you do? Draw out every cent, every day, of course!!!!

    Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

    Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow". You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

    To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

    To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

    To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

    To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

    To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

    To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

    To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

    Remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!!

    Here are a few thoughts...

    Don't let a "second" of drilling or wrestling slip by without intensely pushing yourself!

    Don't let a "moment" of class slip by without paying attention!

    Don't let a day go by without doing a little something extra to make your self a champion!

    He Stands Alone!

    What high school sport makes the demands on the individual that amateur wrestling does? When a young man walks onto the mat - HE STANDS ALONE.

    No one will run interference, no one will catch a high fly if he makes a bad pitch - HE STANDS ALONE.

    In other high school sports where the individual scores are kept, the contest is de-termined in time, distance, and height. But in wrestling, the score is kept on the young man’s ability to overcome an opponent in hand to hand contact, where TWO SECONDS at anytime can mean a loss or a win. If an opponent gains an advantage, there will be no help, no substitute; there will be no time out and all can be lost in two seconds - YES, THE WRESTLER STANDS ALONE.

    There is no place for the SHOW OFF, the HALF-HEARTED or the TIMID on a high school wrestling team.

    When the whistle blows, a young man puts his ability on the line alone with his DETERMINATION and COURAGE. We who are close to the young men on our high school wrestling team have watched the range of human emotion from elation to heartbreak. We have seen coaches with tears running down their cheeks as they try to console a young man who has given it his all ………yet lost.

    Wrestling is tough and hard.  Like life, it is survival of the fittest. The young men who entered and have stayed with their teams know this. They know that when the time comes, and the whistle blows …

    THE WRESTLER STANDS ALONE

    I Am A Wrestler!

    I DO NOT NEED A CROWD.
    I DO NOT NEED CHEERLEADERS.
    I DO NOT NEED A HEADLINE.
    I DO NOT NEED TO BE ON A CEREAL BOX.
    I DO NOT NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY I DO IT.
    I AM A WRESTLER.

    Hard Work & Action

    • The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Pat Summitt
    • Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do. - Unknown
    • Most men stop when they begin to tire. Good men go until they think they are going to collapse. But the very best know the mind tires before the body, and push themselves further and further, beyond all limits. Only when their limits are shattered can the attainable be reached. - Mark Mysnyk
    • If you don't invest much of yourself, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning isn't very exciting. - Dick Vermeil
    • Hard work is the best remedy for all of life's trials. - Unknown
    • The harder you work, the harder it is to lose. - Unknown
    • The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer. - Henry Clay, American Statesman
    • It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
    • I am a great believer in luck, The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. - Coleman Cox
    • What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny. - Alfred A. Montapert
    • I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. - W. Clement Stone
    • Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Goethe
    • Ideas without action are worthless. - Harvey Mackay

    On Losing....

    • There are six million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. - Rudyard Kipling
    • Failue is success when we learn from it. - Malcolm Forbes
    • In some attempts, it is glorious even to fail. - Longinus
    • Make the mistakes of yesterday your lessons for today. - Unknown
    • It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn. - John Bradshaw
    • Failure is a dress rehearsal for success. - Unknown
    • The things which hurt, instruct. - Ben Franklin
    • How a man plays the game shows something of his character; how he loses shows all of it. - Frosty Westering
    • It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. - Vince Lombardi
    • Failure is a far better teacher than success. - Unknown
    • I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed it. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeeded. - Michael Jordan
    • If I could have one hope for our young people as they go out into the world, it would be this: I hope they fail. I hope they fail at something that is important to them.  For failure, like nothing else, is able to stimulate the right kind of person to that extra action that always makes all the difference. - Lyman Fertig
    • Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marliyn vos Savant
    • If you blame others for your failures, do you also credit them for your successes? - Unknown
    • Winning is a habit, but unfortunately so is losing. - Vince Lombardi
    • The man who never makes mistakes loses a great many chances to learn something. - Unknown
    • Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it. - Unknown
    • Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. - Henry Ford
    • A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future. - Dennis Waitley
    • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard
    • The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again, but expecting a different result. - Albert Einstein
    • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. - Will Rogers
    • Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - General George Patton