Monday, September 24, 2012
If you will recall, I wrote a post a few weeks back about being tough. I think, depending on the guy I wrestled this past week, that I either embraced those ideals or I forgot entirely about them. For instance, when I wrestled my friend from DC (and I use the term "wrestled" pretty broadly here) I did not show a lot of aggression.
Why? I think I sort of figured that I could not beat him. There was something about him that told me that a real match between the two of us would not have ended well for me. And, I think I was right. He was quite strong - and it turned out - had wrestled in college. A major college. A major Division I college. Okay, maybe that had been a few years ago. But he was a strong guy.
Now, when I wrestled my buddy from Nashville, and the guy from Atlanta, --and even the guy from San Francisco, I didn't hold back. For some reason I intuited that these would be good matches. That we would be relatively well-matched. Atlanta turned out to be a lot stronger than he looked, but he was a nice guy who liked give-and-take. I could tell that it was going to be fun, no matter what.
My Nashville friend, in particular, was extremely hot, and fun to wrestle. God, I enjoyed rolling with that guy. He was such fun. Easy-going, and masculine. Strong, but not over-poweringly so. The same goes for San Francisco. He had a hot body and was strong enough to give me a hard time, but I could hold my own with him.
Even wrestling Colorado and St. Louis was no big deal for me. Both of those guys are bigger than me, but I had no problem just jumping in and doing my best. I think I didn't use many moves with Colorado, which I regret (it was like my mind went blank) but against St. Louis, I did okay. Of course, both those guys let me do ok.
Now, I'm not saying that DC wasn't a nice guy. Or wasn't fun to wrestle. I think it was more me than him. Maybe it's because it was so late in the week and I was sort of worn out. I mean, that's my excuse. But I still think that even fresh, that I could not have controlled him. I just don't see it. Do I want to wrestle him again? Yes, I do, but I don't think I would ever wrestle him competitively. I don't think that would be a good idea. Dude, if you're reading this: sorry. I think you're a little out of my league.
But, having displayed my wimp flag, let me also say that I am not giving up. I'm still working like crazy to get bigger. And I will still work on my attitude to try and be a tougher opponent. I don't mean that I want to be an ass-hole, I just mean that I want to be a better wrestler. Someone other guys want to wrestle.