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The Passion of Wrestling

February 23, 2013
By MATT WOOD , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

For more than five years I have watched my son develop as a wrestler under the close supervision of many great wrestling coaches, friends and parents in the Ohio Valley. It has not always been a glorious, fun-filled experience. Yes, for many years my wife and I watched with heartache as my son was beaten time and again, figuratively and literally. We felt so bad for him as he stood there, tears running down his face, a bloody nose, and crushed pride while the other wrestler was determined the winner.

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