The turning point for me as a wrestler was when I went 1-2 at regionals last year (2018-2019) as a sophomore, failing to achieve my goals for the 2nd straight year. My mindset was the biggest thing getting in the way of my success. More specifically, I lacked confidence in my abilities and I was afraid of failure. Every day, I practiced a better mindset and a positive outlook on my situation. As a result, I transformed as a wrestler and as a person.
From there, I registered for my first ever wrestling camp at the University of Virginia. I had a lot of mat time and many live wrestling sessions at the camp...I saw that my abilities had multiplied since the previous season and they just continued to progress from there.
Throughout this process, I've developed a true passion for wrestling. Weirdly, this passion also led to a desire to be a better person, a better student and of course, a better athlete.
Now, I am hungry for a state title and I could not imagine giving wrestling up after graduation.