Wrestling; Poetry in Motion My heart beats faster as I approach my opponent. My enemy stands as a colossus although I know in my mind he is my only equal.
The crowd grows louder as we step on our lines, and the only thought echoing through my mind is “shoot for the leg!”. These are the happenings before every match, and yet I still return. Wrestling, in my mind is one of the greatest sports. The idea of a battle between two equal men, both striving for the same goal is something I live for. Different people wrestle for different reasons, but what I wrestle for is the exhilaration, and the principals behind the sport of which I take so seriously. Wrestling, fortunately; is not just two sweaty men rolling on the mat.
It is rather, a fight. A fight in which each combatant must push their-self to the final limits of total exertion. This great fight, although very tiring, gives you the greatest feeling after you defeat your opponent. For this feeling, and this feeling only is why I wrestle. This hard to explain feeling is like a rush of adrenaline that makes you want to kick the crap out of Mike Tyson. It is one of the greatest natural rushes one could possibly imagine, short of sticking a needle in ones own arm.
The ideas behind wrestling are more then the thick headed thoughts of- “Throw em to the ground and put all your weight on em!”- but rather, use each move with precision, not force. When a move is executed, there are at least ten counter moves for it. Therefore; one must wrestle with his mind – backing each attack with the plan for another one. This form of two or even three-way thinking, is crucial to the success of a struggling player.
To be a good wrestler, one must also be able to change from offense to defense in a matter of milliseconds. Countless times before, I have seen players who would stay offensive all the way until they were pinned. A simple arm motion could change the fate of the match, and one must be prepared for that moment at all times. There are many reasons for a person to compete. Some come for the personal satisfaction, and some come for the glory.
Some have something to prove to themselves, while others have something to prove to the world. A part of all these reasons is why I wrestle. I love the principals behind it and I live the rush. For the first time in my life – I believe I could actually say “I love this game!”. Miscellaneous