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Sports are a major part of the American culture. Every weekend there is a football or basketball game that is being tuned into by television watchers around the country.

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Jeremy Boudreaux Professor Robinson English 101, Section 37481 13 September 2002 Wrestle with this! Sports are a major part of the American culture. Every weekend there is a football or basketball game that is being tuned into by television watchers around the country. For high school sports such as football, they are the main focus of the fall semester and every school takes pride in their team whether they are good or just horrible. Where I am from the football team members are treated as higher humans, even if their season is just humiliating. Then, there are the secondary sports that are behind football such as baseball, cheerleading, and dance (also known as the pom pon squad). These sports deserve the respect they receive, but one sport that is always left out of the picture is wrestling. Wrestling is the world's most difficult sport because it requires much dedication and demands more mental and physical strength than any other athletic activity. Wrestling is man's oldest sport dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. ...read more.


Football always has enough members to fill up a side line which shows that wrestling is not as easy to stick with unless someone is a big die hard. Important aspects of high school life are the social events that take place year round. Almost all athletes can find the time to go out with friends, go on dates, or go to parties to just celebrate being alive. For a wrestler these are not options if great success and accomplishments are desired. Much time must be put in after practice working on the technical areas, which are essential, and losing those precious pounds for the next match. Wrestlers do not even have the energy required to go out and have fun because this would be far too exhausting after a hard day of practice. Much of adolescent life that a teenager wants to engage in is put aside for a more serious matter by those who feel wrestling is important enough to make that sacrifice. ...read more.


After all the discipline put forth to not eat and suffer the long nights in bed with an empty stomach, matches could still never be won. This is how the mental aspect of wrestling comes highly into play and this is a main reason that people can not endure this sport. Wrestling has been and always will be the toughest athletic activity in the world. People do not see this because the sport is not widely known. Maybe this is due to how wrestlers act as people. Great wrestlers never really talk about what they go through every day because they know that no one will truly understand what they are feeling. This sport is not possible to explain, no matter how many pages are written about it. No one can fully comprehend the pain, blood, and sweat that are put into wrestling in order to be great until they have experienced it for themselves. Only then will it be seen why wrestling is the toughest sport, and maybe then it will begin to get the respect it certainly deserves. Boudreaux 1 ...read more.

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