If you don’t work your hardest on the sprints in the end of practice you judge yourself, and that is what pushes you to work harder next time.
Wrestling has taught me to push myself to do things unimaginable.
Pacing around the room waiting for my name to be called.
Trying to block everything out, the crowd, my opponent, my friends. “Mason Bieber-Ham, on deck” im up, I feel like im about to explode from all the nerves building up.
For some time it seemed as if the match would end in a draw. We saw that Fateh Singh managed to catch hold of Jorawar’s waist from behind.
My friend Deena Nath and I also purchased tickets, as we entered the arena we saw it was full of spectators. Many other wrestlers were present to see the match. Whenever Fateh Singh played a good trick or drove Jorawar into a difficult position the audience clapped and cheered loudly.
When preparing for a match I visualize myself going through every move and every possible situation until I get my hand raised.
Having the mentality of knowing you can compete with anyone is what wins matches.
One of the things my coach has always told me before a match it to “leave it all on the mat.” Meaning that there is no point in saving anything for after the match and wrestle as hard as I possibly can for six minutes.
Another thing wrestling has done for me is show me what I am capable of when I set my mind to it. Setting goals is something that can motivate me to work as hard as I possibly can.