I understand that wrestling is a very hard sport. These boys are wrestling the college league now. A college sport can take up a lot of time. You have to practice once or twice a day, go to school, do homework/studying, and make it to every competition. Where does the social life fit in here? If these boys stop wrestling to focus on something else, I can completely understand that. Especially if you are a junior or senior, you are about to graduate and you’re going to need a JOB!
“I think not finishing out my last wrestling season was definately a good thing, said Ward.” “People say I quit, but I definately did not quit. I moved on. I had to get some experience working full time in a business type position because I was not able to do an internship with wrestling being a full time job basically.” When the NC state wrestling team go to look for jobs after college, a company is going to like to see that they have manage to go to school and wrestle both at the same time, but if they just stop wrestling a company is going to think they cannot manage too many things at the same time.
Almost all of those boys have been wrestling since they were little and I know it is probably sad for them when they have to stop wrestling for some reasons. “I definatley miss wrestling, said Ward.” “I have done it since I was in the fifth grade. I still apartment wrestle all the time....still whooping that ass. But like I mentioned there is a time in your life when you know you have to move on to benefit yourself. As of now I do not regret my decision. I might when I am older but then I'll be a millionaire...so I won't care.”