I was very lucky to have had a dad who introduced me to this sport when I was six years old. I always thought I did this sport to help me with football. That didn't change until my eighth grade year. I started to fall in love with it. I went from not liking the grind it took to be good to want nothing more to be apart of that grind to embrace it and overcome it. I had a youth coach and still consider him a coach of mine and his name was Coach Carey. He would always say to just embrace, not try to get by, but to embrace it and push yourself harder and I've lived and fallen in love with it.
Winning a Missouri State Title my junior year has been the highlight of my career so far. Oddly, enough I didn't grow the most that year I did my sophomore year. I had realized that I wasn't as good as I wanted to be. The big thing about this year is it hit me that I haven't put in the most time I possibly could that If I wanted to be that good I had to work harder, but not only in practice. Also, outside of the room I learned that sometimes you have to grind in the dark to reap the prize in the light.