My Uneserved Career

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“I wrestled boys. I wrestled girls. I wrestled anything, and everything, remotely within my weight class. I failed every time.” This quote is from Megan Koester in the article, “My Short-Lived Career as a Female Wrestler.” Megan was in high school when she started wrestling; she was horrible at physical education which made her want to join a sport to please her dad, who was a Teen Olympian. In the article it claims she wrestled boys and girls, but towards the end of the article it explains she only wrestled her weight class which was 2 other girls. In “My Short-Lived Career as a Female Wrestler,” Megan Koester asserts that undeserved recognition, dedication, and achievement can happen even to the weakest of participants. To begin with, “The medal I won was just as undeserved as the Burger King I ate the previous night.”, Megan explains how her undeserved…show more content…
“I embraced my role as the insubordinate who sleepwalked her way through the 30-minute mile. The mediocre grades I consistently received in PE were anchors that weighed down my otherwise spotless academic record.” Megan was a slacker when it came to physical education and when she joined wrestling she thought she would achieve something great just like her father did. She may have failed all those times wrestling, but she achieved something great for herself. “I still wrestle from time to time, but exclusively for sexual purposes. I still lose every time. But now it doesn 't really bother me all that much.” This quote explains how Megan still wrestles to this day, but it’s more for sexual purposes. She achieved winning an undeserved recognition of a medal. To conclude, in “My Short-Lived Career as a Female Wrestler,” Megan Koester asserts that undeserved recognition, dedication, and achievement can happen even to the weakest of participants. She wrestled everyone and everything, failed every time, but she did become something great in the
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