Freestyle wrestling Essays

  • Pankration Research Paper

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    Pankration and its Relation to Modern Day Sports “All-Powerful”; this is the meaning of the ancient Greek term pankration. Pankration was not only a sport, but a will driven, fight to the death. The empty-hand event had simple rules: no eye gouging and no biting. Everything else was fair game. The violent sport, which first made its way into the Olympic program in 648 (Miller 57), was a crowd favorite. When one opponent could not or refused to continue, the other was named victorious. In pankration

  • Wrestling Persuasive Essay

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    Wrestling is a tough one on one combat sport that requires a great amount of mental and physical toughness. This sport is all about imposing a will on the opponent until he gives up. There is a small group of individuals who actually take part in the sport due to the hard work, dedication and commitment the sport requires. Dan Gable once said “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy” there have been wrestlers who have given a plethora of their blood, sweat and tears for this sport through

  • Comparison Of Wrestling And Greco-Roman Wrestling

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    Wrestling/ Greco-Roman Wrestling Possibly the world's oldest sport with traces that go back 5000 years in the sumerian era, in which contestants struggle hand-to-hand attempt to throw or take down their opponent without striking blows. Some wrestling styles include freestyle, greco-roman and catch-as-catch-can. According to UFC fight maker Shawn Shelby, “... Wrestling is really I think is the most crucial element of MMA. Because if you are a wrestler, you decide where the fight takes place, you

  • Wrestling Benefits

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    "More enduring than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without skill, none have wrestled without pride."(Dan Gable, Brainy Quote) I began wrestling at the age of seven, not understanding the impact that it would have on my life. Wrestling took me on a journey over the next eleven years and taught me many useful life lessons. These teachings made me realize that I wanting to become a wrestling coach. Why is wrestling the best sport to get kids involved

  • Personal Narrative: My First Wrestling Match

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    My First Wrestling Match There were about two weeks before my first wrestling match. After a tough practice, I went to check my weight like everyone else does, and my heart sunk as I realize that I am six pounds over my weight class. The weight class I am wrestling in is one hundred and thirteen pounds, but I weigh one hundred and nineteen. I was very nervous that my coach would find out and be displeased with me. I began to worry because being six pounds over meant that I could only eat a little

  • Wrestling Match Narrative

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    I don’t remember the exact date, but it was during my freshman year, after a wrestling match against Kentwood high school. We were the two best wrestling teams in our division. So, knowing how big this match was, the whole wrestling advertised and promoted it all week. Our efforts paid off because that following Friday the stands were packed. Students from both schools came to support, but one side was going to leave disappointed. Towards the end of the night we were down 7 points, there were two

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Benefits Of Wrestling

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    sweaty guys grab each other? Who doesn’t? This is the general idea of wrestling. I have heard this several times from my peers and I laugh every time that someone comments like that. Wrestling is more than just a sport, it is a lifestyle. Wrestling has taught me more than just hard work and dedication. Wrestling is one of those sports that you just so happen to have your summer body in the winter and vice versa. During wrestling you have to lose weight, spend countless hours waiting in between matches

  • College Admissions Essay: A Career In Professional Football

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    he would counter my move and pin me down. I get up yet once again, I end up on my back. During the 6 minute match, we had the first day, I was put on my back 15 times. Time flew by soon enough the official matches began, and I hit the jackpot of wrestling in the very first tournament. In that tournament, the Junior Varsity wrestlers were guaranteed two matches plus a third one if we do win one of the two matches. I was confident because I believed I have learned pretty good amount of techniques in

  • Informative Essay: Why Rodeo Is Not A Sport

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    Some people believe that rodeo is not a sport, but I believe that it is more intense than baseball, football, basketball, and anything else that tie into that matter. There is rodeo all over the world. From Brazil to Arizona, there are athletes that compete all around to win money and buckles. When people think about rodeo, the three main events that they think of are bull riding, barrel racing, and roping. Each event in competed in all over the world. Rodeo is similar to other sports in different

  • Personal Essay: A Sport That Changed My Life

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    to try something new maybe I could potentially be good at it. And it changed my whole experience of sports that I’ve done, and this sport was wrestling which shaped me into the person I am now. It gave me confidence, showed me what motivation is, and it also showed me what dedication felt like. Growing up I had really bad confidence in myself, and wrestling helped me build my confidence it was always so hard to believe in myself at times. I would also struggle to try new things new hobbies, or new

  • Chemistry Of Wrestling Essay

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    major, it is expected that I am only passionate about science and math. It is far from the truth. My true chemistry is with sports. I spend all of my free time indulging in sports related activities such as Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment. I have been a passionate follower of wrestling since I was a young girl. For six nights a week, at least two hours each night, I watched unimaginable matches. These were matches where a guy would jump from the top of the ladder, down onto a guy who was laying on

  • Personal Narrative: Damn Good Run

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    that surrounded his house, and bent over. A swell of nausea rose from his gut. His diaphragm jerked tight, and he vomited. Good Run. Damn Good Run.” (Martino 7) Sounds pretty intense right? That is the mindset of both Ivan and Bobby to become state wrestling champions during there senior year of high school. They both are aware of each other but don’t know how each other wrestle. They both face hardships from coaches, friends, and family and are expected to reach everybody’s expectations. In this journal

  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Sport Of Wrestling

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    I’ve hated the sport of wrestling. At other I’ve never loved anything more. All in all, wrestling has taught me a lot about myself. When i placed at the state tournament, I learned that no matter where someone comes from they can do big things, if they have the right mindset and the determination. Practice that week, to get ready for the state tournament was rough. The wrestling room was hot and smelly. I really didn’t want to be there. It was just me in my taped up wrestling shoes, my sweatpants

  • Personal Narrative: No Car Day By Ciclavia

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    What is the event? Was the same question I had in mind once I heard we were supposed to attend to it. I had no idea it was an event that evolved bikes and family. It was an amazing event in which people expressed themselves through their bikes. Having the opportunity to volunteer I got to witness many people getting together just riding bikes wither with friends or children and in some cases I would see people with dogs too. It was an event created to promote a no car day and promote other ways of

  • Personal Narrative Essay About Wrestling

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    Walking down through the tunnel of the Hershey Arena has been one of my most decorated moments in my high school career. Last March I had the amazing opportunity of reaching the State Tournament for wrestling. Not only was it the first time I have reached the state tournament, but also Scranton Prep’s first wrestler. Walking through the tunnel and hearing the loud roar of the stadium as they announced my match, something that is so unbelievably unexplainable left me with a stomach full of butterflies

  • Characteristics Of Trevor's Coaching

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    Think about your favorite coach. Think about why he or she is your favorite coach. What traits does he or she possess that makes them great? Those reasons are some of the traits Trevor Weeks owns and uses in his coaching. Weeks shapes the lives of every young boy that he coaches every season. Trevor is a hero because of his impacts on these kids lives. Trevor faced many obstacles while pursuing his dreams of becoming a teacher and a coach; meanwhile, he stayed positive through it all. In the words

  • Short Essay On Hephaestokratos

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    man, but a fantastic mentor as well. At a young age, Hephaestokratos was taught how to use the forge, sparking an interest in weaponry and combat. This passion for fighting continued throughout his childhood as he spent much of his leisure time wrestling and boxing with his friends. By his late teens, Hephaestokratos was extremely devoted to boxing and decided to pursue the 440BC Olympics. In order to achieve his dream, he began training by going for daily runs and sparring with his friends. This

  • Personal Narrative-The Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament

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    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. Once the season started I knew what I had to do to get my chance to win a state title. I started the season off, being ranked first at my weight class which was 106 lbs. That was a huge confidence booster

  • Descriptive Essay: The Wrestling Team

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    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. My heart pumps hard, palms begin to sweat, and I

  • Essay About Wrestling

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    As I sit here after the end of my last wrestling season, I write this essay mostly for myself, reflecting on where my life has gone. Avon Athletics, in specific wrestling, has been there every step of the way. In packets put together by the wrestling head coach, I read about how great the sport of wrestling is from the perspective of a state qualifier. I want to share a different perspective. I want to share the perspective from a wrestler who has lost the passion for the sport he once loved; but