Our coach is a strong believer that in order to be successful as a team, it is important to support each other like a family. This familial atmosphere and support that I received from my fellow teammates was the reason I went to compete at OFSAA my first year of wrestling. Not only did I earn a spot at OFSAA that year, I also competed at the Cadet/Juvenile Provincial Championships. Although, I did not place at this tournament, it was an excellent learning experience that I will never forget. In grade 10, I earned the Marauder award for wrestling, which was a true honour, simply because most of the time the Marauder award and the MVP award are usually given to a grade 12 on the team.
Owens went to the Big Ten Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan after recovering from a back injury. (“Jesse Owens”) “Within a space of 45 minutes the young athlete tied the world record for the 100-yard dash, broke the world record with a long jump of more than 26 feet, broke the world record in the 220-yard dash, and broke yet another world record in the 220-yard low hurdles.” (“Jesse Owens”) Owens was invited to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. At the Olympic games, the Germans knew that Owens was one of the fastest men on Earth. This stirred up a lot of excitement at the first Track and Field event of the Olympics (Large pg 228) In the long jump competition, Owens missed his first 2 jumps. On his third jump, he got 26’ 5 ¼’’, which earned him the gold and a world record that stood for 25 years
Selflessness is a trait I have on and off the court. I will put myself after everyone; to me, another person’s happiness is more important than my own happiness. Being selfless means being the best teammate there is. The article “13 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Being an Athlete” states, “As for selflessness, being on a team has taught me that you 're not the center of attention. Even if you 're the best player, there 's no glory when you 're at the top when you 're by yourself.
The biggest obstacle I faced was getting a concussion my junior year. The ironic part is it sparked something in me; I was determined to heal quickly and push myself past my limits. In the end, I became more aggressive on the field and one of the best players on my team. The coaches noticed this huge change and awarded me the Coaches’ Award at the end of the season. Knowing I had more potential, I pushed myself even further and my talents were recognized by the new coach my senior year.
As soon as we got to the fields and starting to warm up we were all scared. They are all bigger, stronger, taller, and faster. They are in 7th grade, but 2 of them play Varsity for Tea High School. When the whistle blows, they come out like a dog that needs to go to the bathroom when it hasn’t for the last 2 days, very fast and hard. In the first 3 minutes our goalie as blocked 3 shots and they hit the crossbar once.
Sometimes I got a chance to play at the last monuments of the game. We had so many good times at that time. We learned from our mistakes and from our experiences. On the other hand, we had some problems .All the team members had one big dreams that was to play and to represent Denver Ethiopian community team. Every year in the North American, there is a big Ethiopian community sport festival .The organization invites all state sport representatives’ and supporter from all over American.
I may not be the best at soccer or even the best on the team, but I can tell you this. I’ve been a leader before to other clubs and activities so I know how it is to run the show and be able to build a strong team after we have started with nothing. I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone on this team who doesn’t have a voice. Two weeks ago I saw this team falling to the ground. I saw the lack of excitement and enjoyment in the faces on this team.
There are many definitions of wrestling and this mine, a sport about trying to hold the opponent to the ground, usually according to certain rules and regulations. Before becoming a part of the wrestling team, I hold hardly any self confidence. I am extremely shy, I do not like it when someone calls on me, or standing up for myself. A new week is beginning, nothing is changing. Walking into the wrestling room I still feel the same as I do everyday.
Poor Beatty got lit up like we were doing to their lamp. We didn’t stop scoring as we added 6 goals in 17 minutes. The bench went crazy as we jumped onto the ice to celebrate with our goalie, we were in the finals. We had to play our biggest rival Battle Creek Varsity for the finals we hated them and they hated us. We lost pretty bad to them, but I thought we did extremely well against a Varsity team.
I squinted at the podium from my seat in the middle of the tennis courts at Franklin Middle School, while the glistening sun sheltered me that June day. The principal, in a shouting voice, exclaimed, “The 2012-2013 Franklin Middle School Treuchet-Crumbaugh Citizenship Award goes to… Grant Zangwill.” I, along with every other eyeball in attendance, looked at myself. In an instant, I relived countless moments of middle school. Earlier that morning, I had won the Physical Education Department’s Sportsmanship Award but there was something different, something more special, about this one. Every teacher voted on this award and they chose me.
I was so determined like Rocky Balboa in Rocky VI (the best movie of the series), you could 've probably made a pretty epic training montage for me. I started running up and down the massive hill that I have for a backyard, and I also bought a rope agility ladder to improve my footwork. I would do about 100 push ups and sit ups a night, and yes at the time I thought
Bowerman Changes Athletic Footwear Forever Corene Feddersen Upper Iowa University BA 210-Management Principles Professor Eugene Jasmin Famous Business Leader January 26, 2016 Abstract Bill Bowerman excelled as a student athlete in high school and also at the University of Oregon. He came home from World War II as a decorated war hero, where he served as an Army officer. He was accepted to medical school but instead went to coach high school track and football. He then went back to the University of Oregon to work as a track coach. He was a passionate coach, loved to win and did not overlook any details.
Dreams 16,000 people, 3 mats, 2 wrestlers, do you know what this great venue is? The Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament Finals. I have been dreaming of this opportunity since I was a little kid. But as you may know, you do not just get handed these opportunities. You have to work for them.
The season continued and it consisted of all half time blowout games. The team, the school, and the community were all very excited. We wanted to win a state championship. Everyone knew winning a state championship was going to be very difficult however because Stanberry was another undefeated team in another conference and on the other side of the playoff bracket. Stanberry was winning many blowout games like we were but everyone was saying how much harder the teams they were playing were.
“Coach Al Sears was the best coach and I was sad to see him leave. He pushed all the wrestlers to their limits and then some. He truly was the best and hopefully Coach Joe can meet his expectations or better yet even surpass him as a wrestling coach.” Jamie said. A four-time All-American wrestler in the heavyweight division at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and highly successful wrestling coach at Belleville West for the past 14 years, Sears has been elected as part of the 2015 class into the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame. Coach Sears had well deserved this place in the hall of fame as he lead the Belleville west wrestlers to countless victories and even gotten wrestlers scholarships to multiple universities or colleges.