Winning the regional title my 8th grade year has been the most rewarding achievement thus far in my wrestling career. However, there have been many humbling experiences throughout my 13 years as a wrestler. My most significant learning experience was the Colorado Middle School State wrestling tournament my 8th grade year. I lost my opening match, by points, to an opponent that I feel I had the skills to have beaten. I learned the valuable lesson of not only physically showing up prepared; but, the importance of mentally preparing for each match. As a student-athlete I feel that this characteristic is equally as important in the academic setting. I show up daily and am prepared to learn and take in as much as I can.
Over the past year I have matured in many aspects of life, I feel like I’ve had to, due to the loss of my father in May. I have grown mentally. I am able to admit my mistakes and take them back to the practice room, my home and my family, where I wholeheartedly put forth the effort to learn from those mistakes and better my wrestling game as well as, my personal growth. I am looking to join a team where I can utilize these skills and follow my natural leadership ability. Over the years, I have always enjoyed sharing my knowledge and helping other to achieve their goals. I know that I would be a great asset to your team in many ways, and look forward to making you proud to have me as a wrestler for your program.