One TalentLogan Rimmer Eng. 1100 Mrs. Schurict This I believe
Every single person in the world has atleast one thing, whatever it may be, inwhich they are really good at. I believe that everyone should search for that“one thing”, and once they find it, they should dedicate there selves to it.
• When I was four years old, I found my talent, and I became extremely dedicated to it. That thing was the hard sport of wrestling. I soon found out that wrestling is not only a sport; it is a lifestyle.
• It dumbfounds me how something as simple as wrestling has taught me so many life lessons and has changed my whole personality in so many ways. It turned out to be one of the most clever choices I have ever made.
• I wrestled all through high school, but my senior year was the most unforgettable. That is when Coach Vogel became my coach. He had a passion for wrestling, as I did, and he was very experienced in the sport.
• I grew to respect him significantly, and from then on, I was not only wrestling to win for me, but I wanted to win for him, as well.
• There is a particular event for which I will always remember my coach. We were at a tournament, and I was seeded first. I had to wrestle the 4th seed in the first match. I had injured my ankle in practice before the tournament, and due to the injury, I lost.
I wanted to quit the tournament because of theexcruciating pain in my ankle, but coach Vogelchanged my mind. He gave me one of the mostinspirational pep talks I have ever heard.
• He looked me in the eyes and said, “Gold medals aren’t actually made of gold. They are made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find thing called guts. You have guts, and I have trust in you, so let’s fight through this stupid little pain you have and show these kids what you and Bedford wrestling are all about!”
• After that talk, I no longer felt pain, but absolute determination. I continued the tournament and ended up taking third. That year I placed 1st in the rest of the tournaments and went on to take second in state.
• I will always remember my experiences in High school and little kid wrestling. They will be with me for the rest of my life. Now I am in college and starting fresh. I believe everyone can find something to be as passionate about, as I am about this ridiculously hard and grueling sport. It is nice to say that I have found my one talent.