I was introduced to wrestling as a freshman 4'2 89lb kid, but I found the sport challenging so, I signed up without having any idea of what was involved in the sport. However, after training for a few weeks, I got in love with the sport but, unfortunately, in one of the practices I broke my elbow and had to have surgery. That accident cost me to be off the whole wrestling season. I was devastated I had gotten in love with the dedication and discipline that this sport requires and I just wanted my elbow to heal to get back on the mat. I was fortunate to get better and on my sophomore year, I decided to give wrestling a second chance. I worked hard and gave my best and my everything on the mat. When sectionals came giving me the opportunity to go wrestle for a state championship I didn't hold back qualifying for state in my first year of wrestling. I realize that my hard worked had paid off the Friday morning of February 10, 2017, when I wrestled for the first time at a mat at the Prescott Valley event center competing to place for a state championship. Even though I didn’t place I felt that they haven't seen the best of me yet I was going to give it my everything every single day to reach my goals knowing it was the only year of wrestling. The feeling I had wrestling with the best wrestlers at state just got me more inspired, I wanted to come back the following year I could not wait for wrestling season to start all over again. Finally, when wrestling season was, here again, I was already in my Junior year and I was all ready to go. I had practice myself at home and with my team all summer long. The feeling of competing in state again and the love of the sport was what made me want to get better. My hard work and discipline had paid-off again. February 18, 2018, I got my second chance to compete in state championship but, this time I did place I got 6th place on 106lb, that was the best feeling I ever had. Now I’m going into my senior year and I’m going to keep working hard. I want to go back and compete again at a state level but this time I want to see myself higher on the podium or to become a state champion. My goal is to continue my education and to improve my wrestling skills to compete at a college level continuing my love for the sport in the next level I'll bring an attitude to become the best wrestler I can possibly be giving the school I wrestle for my blood sweat and tears representing the school I wrestle for with pride and respect and to give them the best possible me on that mat and academically as well. I'll give my everything to this, I'll be grateful and motivated to give my best to your school.