Daily Archives: November 11, 2009

Champions on and Off the Mat

I’ve blogged before about Ohio State head wrestling coach Tom Ryan.  Needless to say, I’m a big fan of the guy.  I mean, sheesh, the year before he came in, Ohio State finished somewhere in the 40′s in the NCAA tournament.  In the years he’s been at the helm, OSU has finished 10th, 2nd, and 2nd again.  They are going to be gunnin for the title this year.

 

But that’s not the biggest reason why I like the guy.  He gets that wrestling is not just about wrestling.  He has a wider focus: he wants to build men of character.  He doesn’t just talk about it–he really goes after that goal…and he’s a believer too!

 

Here’s a video of an example of what I’m talking about.

 

This is a guy that I want to emulate.