As we look at positive identity and self esteem this month, I decided to reflect on the sport of wrestling.
I know I have discussed the values of wrestling at some point, but this weekend, I saw wrestling in a new way and thought I’d share.
The sport in and of itself, builds self esteem, but in some pretty interesting ways.
The wrestler starts off with his or her weight predominately displayed on a small digital sign for the crowd to see. This explains why the sport is dominated by boys, but makes it even more impressive when you see a girl on the mat.
If you haven’t seen a match before, for the spectator, it looks a bit like boxing. There are two athletes, one on either side, with their coaches in the corners.