How I Overcame the Fear of Failure As a Chubby 12-Year-Old

Photo after my first win during 7th-grade wrestling.

At first, I was resistant to the idea of joining wrestling. I didn’t love physical contact from anyone when I was younger — much less so from strangers.

Most boys start wrestling because their dad wrestled, but I started because I got cut from basketball and my mom wanted me to stay active during the…

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