“Once you've wrestled, everything in life is easy. “ - Dan Gable

“No activity I know is more of a confidence builder and at the same time more 'humility training' than wrestling. “ - Congressman James Leach

“I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” - Socrates

“No exercise brings into play all the muscles of the body in a more thorough manner, and none is more interesting than wrestling. He will find no other exercise more valuable in the cultivation of faculties which will help him to success in agility, strength, determination, coolness, and quick exercise of judgement.” - Hugh Leonard

“This is a sport (wrestling) that has turned many boys into men and many men into leaders. And it is a sport in which you can be a giant regardless of how big you are.” - Carl Albert

There are no losers in wrestling, just winners and learners. – Unknown

"You can't build a reputation on what you could have done..."

"He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else."

"Pain is weakness leaving the body."

"Being mentally tough is doing EXACTLY what you don't want to do, EXACTLY when you don't want to do it."

"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration."

"Remember, when you are not training, someone somewhere is training; and when you meet him, he will win."

"Success is NOT a random event."

"Great accomplishments require great sacrifices."

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."

"Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meets one moment of opportunity."

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all."

"Anyone who never fails...is someone who never tries."

"The biggest risk in life is not taking one."

"You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take."

"Potential is interesting.  Performance is everything."

"If we cannot find a way, we will make one"

"Success is not measured, it is earned."

"Without sacrifice, there can be no victory."

"We don't rebuild, we reload."

"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail."

"Success starts with believing in yourself."

"Mediocrity is as close to the bottom as it is to the top."

"Excuses stop here."

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."

"Respect your opponents, but NEVER fear them."

"Being defeated is only a temporary condition; Giving up is what makes it permanent."

"There are no losers in wrestling, only winners and learners."

"The reward isn't as good without the struggle."

"Failure is part of success, but failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it."

"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."

"Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla.  You don't quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired."

"Gold medals aren't really made of gold.  They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."

"Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy."

"The 1st period is won by the best technician.  The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape.  The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart."

"More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride.  Some have wrestled without great skill - none have wrestled without pride."-Dan Gable

"Pain is Temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever."

"Wrestling is a staple in life - not just a sport, but a way of looking at everything in a different way, a push through each drop of sweat, every black eye, any puddle of blood and all of the hard breathing at the end of practice, all effectively bandaged by the hand-raise at the end of the tunnel."


 Practice without improvement is meaningless. - Chuck Knox

 Repeated actions are stored as habits. If the repeated actions aren't fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can't be sound. What comes out will be bad habits. - Chuck Knox

 Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in how far you can go. - Unknown

 Never think of the consequences of failing for you will always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts! - Michael Jordan

 To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France

 A positive attitude is like a fire - Unless you continue to add fuel, it goes out. - Alexander Lockhart

 There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group. - Mary Kay Ash

If you're afraid to fail, you'll never succeed. - Dan Gable 

I've found that when you go the extra mile, it's never crowded. - Unknown

Most battles are won before they are fought. - Sun Tzu

 A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. - Vince Lombardi

 There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success. - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 It isn't the hours you put in, but what you put in the hours. - Unknown

 Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Unknown

Confidence comes from being prepared. - John Wooden

 Winning is the science of being totally prepared. - George Allen

 I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. - Muhammad Ali

 The harder you work, the harder it is to lose. - Unknown

 You can drill and waste your time or you can drill and get better. Either way we will drill! - Unknown

 When I go out there, I like to mark out that area of the mat and own it. I want to dominate. I want to humiliate. I want to show that guy and everyone in the gym that I am the best. "Abuse" doesn't sound right, but that's it. - Peter Yozzo, Lehigh University

 Adversity weakens the weak and strengthens the strong. - Unknown

 Sports do not build character; they reveal it. - Unknown

 Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail. - John C. Maxwell

Always do what you are afraid to do.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan

It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that.  It's the will to prepare to win that matters. - Paul "Bear" Bryant

 Anybody can win the matches you can dominate, but it's the tough matches that are going to make the difference. - Jim Zalesky

 It's not important whom you wrestle; your biggest opponent wears your uniform. You must over come your own short comings. - Mitch Clark

 Nobody who ever gave their best effort regretted it. - George Halas

  Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. - Vince Lombardi

 Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best.

If you’re not, pretend you are.” –Mohammed Ali