I want these kids to love the sport, to have the success they dream of, and to become the best versions of themselves every single day

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I wanted to coach because I love it, I wanted to coach because the kids inspire me to be the best I can be every day. My athletes keep me moving, give me practices to look forward to, accomplishments to celebrate, lessons to learn with them. I coach because I have been coached, I coach because I have been inspire. I coach because I love wrestling, and finally, I coach for those who will come after me. Among all the reasons, I coach for those who impacted my career that have passed on.


As I ran, I gazed up at the stars

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Instead of memories of failure, my brain instantly became flooded with all the times I’d shown up. Not only for myself, but for the people in my life. I felt peace and energy almost instantly. I stood back up and I started moving again.