I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance. We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win.
America is a land of opportunity and freedom. Men and women had to sacrifice their lives for what we take for granted today. After this trip I have a very good idea of how powerful our country is now but with the power comes struggle and death. Our country started from a small group of will driven men and now we are the strongest country in the world thriving off of 325 million patriots. Over the last three hundred years many strong men and women have stepped up and led America to victory, our founding fathers are just a few men to broke through the struggle and inspired us to be brave and fight for our country.
Introducing sports to any youth, is the first step towards giving them the sense of community. "Victory is Your Duty" begins by bringing the young men under the same roof working, training, competing and sharing the price of victories and losses. When Christian loses the national championship, his teammates rally around him and support him, sharing the loss as a team. with compassion and encouragement the coach pushes him to work through the pain, train harder and learn from the loss. His father, who was a national champion and Olympic participant, encourages him to reach his goal of going to the Olympics not to give up, to be proud of who he is and to do his best.
Pete was the perfect son; an athlete and a straight A student. He was one of the best runners in all high schools in the US. He was tired of seeing Louie waste his life doing illegal things so he encouraged him to change. He’s the one who gave him the idea to join track and convinced him that he would train him to be the best. On chapter 3 page 25 when Louie lost his first race and told Pete he was giving up Pete told Louie; “you have one of two choices.
He was actually very intelligent he graduated at the top of his class at Emory university. The way I look at him is that he was courageous and adventurous to just go out and follow his dream. This is why I think Chris McCandless is courageous. When Chris burned what money he had left I thought it was courageous because he was trying to get around without money and how hard it would be. By Chris burning his money and trying to brave the world without money show´s that he´s courageous because do you know how hard it is to get around without money?
First of all, high paying of athletes or entertainers correlates to their efforts and time. An important reason is that they have invested their time for training, self-development. If they had no patience, they wouldn’t be high paid properly. Usain Bolt, a famous runner who enjoys a widespread fame worldwide. When he was young, actually he liked football, cricket and not running, but in school, his coach found in his ability and he developed through getting a hard training.
The author was using an allusion referring to Jesse Owens. Before Rudy died at such a young age, he always wanted to succeed. He became a great athlete and a very smart kid. Of course, everyone has flaws and his was to show off and he lets his ego get in the way. To prove he’s gotten more successful to everyone, including his new Hitler Youth leaders, he won many medals at the Hitler Youth Carvinval which drew the attention of the Nazia on him, who were trying to find the smartest and most athletic kids to the new and “improved” school.
This round was for all of the marbles. The pressure was on and winning not only meant I got to go to play in the national tournament but I would achieve a dream of mine to play at the national level. We started off playing one of our middle ranked players. He pulled off a win against one of their stronger players. Then my brother played one of their low ranking players and was beaten putting us tied 1-1.
It was a sad moment, Mike had just lost his Grandpa Zachary on his father 's side of Family. Prior, to his death he had heard of the off all his wild, crazy adventures . His was Grandpa was very astute and could face through many challenges like the time he had hike with his younger brother even though he wasn 't good at it at all but, they had won by both working industriously and putting their brains together.His Grandpa had also told him that he was vulnerable at first but after time to time he had become a great man out there ready to face the dangers of the world. Furthermore, into his times he been such an authentic man and never lied to anyone, he had also been so impartial with everyone and made sure nobody felt he was unfair. Nevertheless, one thing Mike liked about his Grandpa the best, was that he had great delicacy for food, so whenever Mike was starving his Grandpa would serve up some his delicious Spaghetti and Meatballs, Zach would just devour it up.