Smyrna Little Wrestlers: Why Wrestle?

WHY WRESTLE?

Wrestling prepares a person to fight the game of life.
The wrestler is the one athlete that must meet his
opponent and do battle completely on his own;
no one can substitute; no time outs are possible. 
He has no one to check, screen, block or assist him in any way;
there is no one to blame for his mistakes. 
When he wins, he must show quiet pride and modesty.
When he loses, the responsibility is his.

Wrestling is a true sport.
In other sports, when contact is made,
they blow the whistle to stop the action; in wrestling,
when contact is made, we're just getting started. 
No other sport requires more sacrifice then wrestling.
The individual, through self-denial,
 offers more of his character than ever be explained here.
It is something he carries with him throughout
LIFE, and through every TRIAL, TEST and TRIBULATION!