I switched from Public to Private school when I started High and my school was small with 180 kids. We got a decent team of 20 kids and participate in both JV &V levels and wrestling all private schools and occasionally Public schools as well.
I started Wrestling my Freshmen year in High school in terrible shape with no experience. I was almost instantly promoted to Varsity Heavyweight at about 240lbs after winning my first match in a Wrestle off against a Junior (who was lazy as shit and quit the team half way through), and ended the season with a Varsity record of 7-7, overall it was a good year of learning. Sophomore year I was around 245lbs in better shape and ended the season with a Varsity record of 18-8. Because I had a 2/3 winning record I advanced to the New England Wrestling tournament which winner's advance to the Nationals. At the New England's I lost both my matches and walked away proud of the fact I made it to the New England's as a Sophomore at a small school with my share fair of Varsity (private and public) wins.
For the up coming season (November 30th-March 1st.)I decided to bulk up to 255lbs ( healthily of course) and started regularly working out at a gym regularly (something I had never done before) this summer and plan to regularly for the next 5 months. I also joined JV Soccer in the fall just to build up my endurance while I work out simultaneously (which will also in the longrun have me in good shape for Lacrosse in the spring). As A Junior I'm now truly competitive, I now have 3 years of experience, will be in good shape when the season comes around as a 6'3 255lbs 3rd year Wrestler with my learning stages complete and for the next 2 years hope to become a force to be reckoned with in New England High school Wrestling. Any tips for working out or wrestling are appreciated.
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Edited by Costigan, 22 June 2008 - 09:35 AM.