The NCAA wrestling tournament is one of the options for viewing on our flight back to Connecticut. As a former wrestler, I love watching these amazing athletes and the strength, quickness, finesse, and creativity that they bring to their craft. Far from brute force, success on the mat at this level is dependent on both physical ability as well as mental dexterity and the facility to adjust to whomever the opponent may be. Along with the intrigue of such engagement, I am also drawn to the sport because, well, I grew up with it. And like many who engaged in an early activity, the sport itself is not necessarily the reason for interest. Oftentimes, the relationships between coach and athlete and the camaraderie of the team are the things that resonate and solidify the love of a sport.
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