Respect. Respect is important to me. When I compete on the mat I want to win, but that’s not all. I respect my opponent. We have both worked hard to achieve our goals. Wrestling has taught me to respect my coaches, my teachers, my family, and myself. A healthy body and mind is a priority for me at all times.
I want people to know me first as a good person, second as a good person who is a wrestler, and finally as a good wrestler who has overcome many obstacles. The obstacles I have faced have shaped me into who I have become. They have given me grit and determination, but they don’t define me. I spent my early years in Ghana and am still learning the English language along with American Sign Language. I am looking for a college that will embrace my unique learning abilities and continue to develop me as a good person and wrestler.