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Reflection Paper On Wrestling

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The definition of wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment, or genuinely competitive, but wrestling is so much more than that wrestling is my life at this point, like the saying goes “I live, breath, and sleep wrestling.” it all started for me in 8th grade where I would find the sport and I would continue that all the way through high school starting with freshman year to senior year. continuing to college where I am today. I started wrestling when I was only 14 years old between my 8th grade year which is middle school and my freshman year of high school, I can thank…show more content…
My freshman year of high school was really hard for me because I had to lose weight, get in shape, and learning how to be more coordinated and less clumsy. During that year I got so much better even though it was so hard my the end of the year I had won more matches than I had lost so that was pretty good my record by the end of the year was 12 wins and 7 loses even though I was I was wrestling at a higher weight class that I was supposed to. I was wrestling at 185 even though my weight class was 165 because my team we didn't have a 185 so we had to make the line up better and I had to go up at weight class. My first year I made it to regionals at 165 which it goes district then regionals than state in the state of Texas for wrestling. My sophomore year I kept getting better I would go really hard in every single practice because I wanted to make it to state and I knew I need to get way better. I did better that year my record was 19 wins and 13 loses and I went 165 most of the year, but I still didn't achieve what I wanted I just made it to regionals again and I was very disappointed in myself and I knew I had to work even better so all summer I worked really hard and I would go to school every single day and I would workout with the football players because I need to get stronger and faster. By the start of junior year I knew it was going to be a good year I was very confident in my abilities and even my body. That year I went 165 all year and my record was 26 wins 12 loses which was pretty good in my opinion and also I made it to state! I didn't do so good at state, but I was still happy that I had made it and I was there. By my senior year in high school I still loved the sport but I was getting tired of it because it's a really hard sport and it takes a toll on your body but I said to myself I have done this for 3 years might as well finish up high
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