Wrestlers are by definition the most physically tough, mentally determined and, perhaps, the most insane athletes ever. The true wrestler respects all their fellows, on and off the mat. We know struggle, defeat, victory, hunger, longing, grit, strength, weakness, endless training, sweat, even more sweat, pain, refusal, submission. It is these things that drive us, no more, no less.
Pure love for our sport that no one understands, and quiet acceptance that our sport has, and will forever out last all others.
Spectator: Wow that athlete is amazing.
Coach: Yes, he has the heart and soul of a wrestler. All the other wrestlers look up to him.