Mental Toughness

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hardDan Gable-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” – Dan Gable

“More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill – none have wrestled without pride.” – Dan Gable

“Most men stop when they begin to tire. Good men go until they think they are going to collapse. But the very best know the mind tires before the body and push themselves further and further, beyond all limits. Only when their limits are shattered can the attainable be reached.” – Mark Mysnyk

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

“Having integrity in one’s wrestling career means we honor our word. We do what we say we will do. And we finish what we start. Having integrity with the way we train and how we interact with our coaches or wrestlers is the foundation of creating a strong bond between coach and athlete. It leads to great trust which is essential in moving in a positive direction. Athletes must trust that their coaches have their very best interests in mind. And coaches have to trust that their athletes are fully committed to be the best that they can be. This mutual trust is the foundation for great skill development and progress in achieving success.” – Steve Fraser