By: Anh-Thu Do
The shine is all sweat.
Imagine lifting a sack of potatoes. Actually, imagine lifting 13 of those, all at once. According to Google, the average sack of potatoes weighs 5 kilograms, roughly 11 pounds, and attempting to move 13 of those would already give the average person a hard time.
Now imagine that those 13 sacks were sentient and could/would fight you. I'm willing to bet that you wouldn't be able to subdue 133 pounds of potato madness. Could you imagine then, how difficult it would be to pin down 133 pounds of crazy human? This burning question basically summarizes how I imagine wrestling to be.
"Wrestling is a lot more than a weird analogy about fighting a bunch of heavy potatoes," I would later learn from interviewing Central's Wrestling Team.
According to the Central's Wrestling Team captain, Kenneth Montano, wrestling is a sport that "teaches discipline--how to take care of your body by eating right and in moderation." Montano also stated that through wrestling, he was able to learn how to give his all into everything he does--even when just practicing, since slacking will inevitably result in "weakness showing during matches".
Fellow team member Adonis Elliot, reaffirmed those thoughts, commenting, "Greatness doesn't just come to you; you have to work hard for it".
It is clear that wrestling is a sport that requires a lot of dedication, and Central's knights in shining wrestling gear have dedicated a lot of their time and energy in conditioning. Show your support for them by coming out to their matches today!