When I walked into the pool area on my first day of high school swimming practice in seventh grade, I made two goals for myself to accomplish during my high school swimming career: break the Sartell school record of 55.88 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke and win the MSHSL Class A State Championship in that event as well. For six years, I trained everyday with these goals in the back of my mind. After numerous trips to the State meet, I had yet to achieve what I had set out to do. When I qualified for the State meet my senior year of high school, it was my last opportunity to turn my goals into a reality. My senior year State meet was different than previous years.
Growing up Wrestling “I hate wrestling” at least that is what I felt about this sport before I started wrestling Freestyle Greco-Roman. I first started Freestyle in 6th grade and I did amazing that year. My friend Hunter’s Dad was my coach at the time. I went all the way to nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah. I ended up finishing 8th all-American.
For example, when I first joined the swim team, I barely knew how to swim. Compared to a three years later, I was one of the fastest kids on the team. A substantial amount of growth, I would say. However, if I compared myself three years from today, I would say I would drop less than two seconds. This improvement might be nothing to someone who doesn't know anything about swimming, like Ralph Waldo Emerson, but it still is an improvement.
An important discourse community that was a part of my life was my volleyball team during my four years of high school. I started playing my first year going into high school and continued until I graduated. Until now I wasn’t even aware that would even be considered a discourse community, but it fits all of the qualifications of Swales’ definition of a discourse community. Goals As a sports team, we obviously have goals; our main reason being to win against our opponents. The entire reason a team is put together and participating in practice almost every day is going towards our goal as a team to win games.
In my final soccer season in a Edgewood jersey, I was able to achieve many personal goals and team goals. One of my personal goals was to finish first in the league in stats and I was able to do it with sixteen goals and thirteen assists. As a team, we were able to do something that had never been done in school history and that was winning our first tournament game. We went on to the second round to play a very good team, and we actually ended up scoring the first goal and holding them from scoring until the second half. Unfortunately, we lost but it was a great experience.
About three hours after the first wave was the second round. I was only racing in the cones. As it was my turn I had the fastest run ever then at the last cone my foot came out the sturrup. If my foot would not have come out I would be able to go somewhere big.That was the end of riding for that week for me. The good thing is that my friend made it all the way to the competitions of the
Since sophomore year, I barely missed the state track meet and the Free State record by a couple of inches. After my last track meet in my junior year, I was determined to finally accomplish the 35’11 triple jump that I aspired for years. I became committed to the sport, training every morning and evening to perfect a jump that a Free State student has not accomplished. Little by little, I grew out of the goal, realizing that there are more important objective in life to worry about and to
But in my case, in this event failure came though the struggle of confidence of who I was and who I knew I was deep down. This incident dates back to last June, where I start my second season of baseball. My first season is high school baseball, then second season is the travel team i 'm on. See I had a great season with my high school team, we made it to the championship by my hit in the semi final game, that won the game and sent our school to the championship. We ended up losing it in a best of three games but overall that season left a good feeling
Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team. I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality. Up until now, I have always taken volleyball for granted.
title in the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys, while going on to win gold in the 200-meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships. Less than a year later, however, she stumbled under pressure at the 2007 Long-Course Championships, making the finals in only one
Louis Hawks, however was quickly exchanged to the Boston Celtics, where he would soon get to be distinctly a standout amongst the most overwhelming focuses in ball. He missed the primary month of his first year as a NBA player to play for the gold award winning US Olympic ball group. When he returned to the Celtics to play, he demonstrated how great he truly was; he arrived at the midpoint of 19.6 bounce back per diversion, the best in the association. Amid his first year in the NBA, he drove the Celtics to their first NBA Championship.While with the Celtics, Russell figured out how to win five NBA Most Valuable Player grant and be chosen to twelve All-Star diversions. He drove the Celtics to the best title keep running in any expert game: eight back to back NBA titles.
Derrick Rose went to Memphis Tigers for college and he played with Chris Douglas - Roberts who is a NBA player now. The tigers went to the top seed in the South region in his first year ( Rose Jockbio). Rose averaged 14.9 points per game, 4.7 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game during the regular season and 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6 assists during the tournament ( Rose Fansite ). Derrick lead the tigers to the final four since 1985 then they beated UCLA to go to the National Championship ( Rose Jockbio). Memphis was leading by nine with less than three minutes to go and he Jayhawks came back and won 75 - 68 Memphis had lost the championship game (Rose Jockbio).
It seems like so long ago, yet it was only two years ago. I remember our last day of volleyball tryouts when we found out that we both made varsity; It was a day that i’ll always remember. Bailey went first and then I followed right after her. When it was my turn, the head volleyball coach told me I scored really well during our tryouts and that she wanted me to play on her varsity team along with Bailey. I was beyond excited and I remember all I wanted to do was get up and scream, but I played it cool and just went with a big smile.
He then helped his team win the Division 3 state title scoring 25 points. LeBron earned several honors for his performance. As a junior James was named PARADE magazine 's High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year. LeBron decided to finish his education and had a tremendous senior year on the court. He averaged 31 points a game and finished with 2,657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists during his four years at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School.
I am the youngest of three children with two older sisters coming through high school before me. Both of my sisters were outstanding runners for Middletown South and are now running on collegiate levels. Then there is me following in my dad 's footsteps, trying to leave my mark in Middletown South 's wrestling history. On entering my freshman year there were many expectations for me to do spectacular