Chapter 02: First Taste of Wrestling

Losing Weight Junior Year

Growing up, we followed a simple routine: church, school, and then home to do chores. That was, until I had a memorable and life-changing physical education class in sixth grade. Coach Kruse pulled double duty as our P.E. teacher and high school wrestling coach. One day he conducted a unit on wrestling for my class. It was so much fun, and I absorbed everything Coach Kruse showed us like a sponge.