I have a lot of mixed emotions about wrestling. It is a sport I was successful at in high school but I never wrestled again after my senior year. I won the regional championship but I was feeling very mortal. I know that I was very concerned that my knees would not hold up. Now that I am almost fifty I realize I was probably over-reacted to creaking knees and missed an opportunity. Hindsight tells me my knees would probably have been okay. Now when I talk with these young men I want to encourage them to have fun and enjoy these sports for as long as they can. It is fun to share my passion for sports with young men and I think they like it, too. Most wrestlers toil in obscurity. Most parents do not understand wrestling. The kids are pretty amazed and relieved when they find a passionate parent who knows the sport.