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Poster: hmmm, really
Subject: RE: Is wrestling harder than cross country?
I don't think it is close.
I ran 9:24 for two miles as a 9th grader, and our wrestling coach (who strangely competed in track at Iowa) was constantly telling me that I was actually better at wrestling. Given that I had zero background in wrestling, and did well against opponents I was frankly scared stiff of, he may have been right. But I was gratified I could see a future in track. No wrestling after 9th grade.
I had a single mother who didn't care one way or another and didn't provide any input or guidance, and I darn sure knew wrestling (and the diet and weight control involved) was way more difficult. The heat, the intensity, the feeling incredibly beat up after a tough match - wrestling was the real deal, and the path of least resistance seemed great!
I had good legspeed, and many races in high school were kickers duels and were fun. Wrestling, even against an opponent that you feel you could beat, didn't permit relaxation even for a moment. High stress, and tough.
No knock intended on runners though. We all express ourselves differently. Wrestling is a great experience.
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