Where Dedicated Wrestlers Become Champions


When you clicked on this post titled Heaven, you probably assumed I would talk about the moments after I accomplished my goal. While those moments are very hard for me to describe, other than the feeling that all my hard work was worth it, I was not in heaven. I was never more alive than I was in those moments after I won nationals. In the terms I describe heaven below, anyone who is a little crazy can experience it.

Wrestling puts all of its participates through a lot of suffering. Wrestlers take all of this because they believe that the good outweighs the bad. A position I fully support.

Heaven in Wrestling

I am using the word heaven in these terms: when I am doing something and there is nothing else I would rather do in the entire world. If I am doing exactly what I want, for that amount of time I am doing it, I am in heaven. Or at least in heaven on earth, within the confines I have just established.

Many times when I would cut weight I had the same ideas I am sure everyone must have. You first understand that thirst is much worse than hunger to combat. Sometimes all I wanted to do was say forget about making weight today and drink as much water as I wanted. A few times I did give into to these impulses. Of course, I had work off the water and still made weight.

My Heaven Wrestling Experience

During one of my tedious cutting weight sessions I had an idea. The idea was that I would be able to create a heaven on earth for myself. It would only be for a few moments but heaven for a few moments is better than no heaven at all.

I cut weight to point of cotton mouth where my saliva was a pasty white. I made sure I was a pound under my weight class and then I bought a 16 ounce bottle of water. I put it on ice and made sure it was super cold. Someone else might have bought 16 ounces of a sports drink. I preferred the water. When I started to drink the water I realized that in my terms of heaven on earth I was 100% correct. There was nothing else in the world that I would rather have been doing at that time than drinking that bottle of ice water.

For the amount of time that the water lasted I was in heaven.

If you want to recreate this for yourselves I recommend doing it in the off-season. It is not a good idea to have so little water in your body where you have cotton mouth. It definitely did not help my wrestling to lose that extra pound of water weight the night I did it.

Good luck in your attempt to recreate your “heaven.”



  1. March 6, 2016    

    Normally I’m against killing but this article slutghaered my ignorance.

  2. April 30, 2016    

    “Si me estoy gastando 600 Euros, eso va incluido en el precio”.La respuesta que les decimos es : “Cuando Vd. compra el coche se gasta 12, 18, 24 mil euros y no le pide al del taller, que le incluya la bola del remolque, se lo instale y se lo mantenga. ¿A que no?”Real como la vida misma.

    • May 14, 2016    

      Seasons Greetings Kurt and the gang… FB&G has truly been a family to me for the past 3 Chsiatmsser.May FB&G live forever as our family continues to grow… Wishing everyone and their families the best of everything.

    • May 14, 2016    

      How can anything the Koreans post about Dokdo be any more deceitful than Shimane’s Pre7tceure&#821f;s brochure on Takeshima Gerry?Takeshima Return Our Island and the Sea!! What a shamGreedy land grabbing Japanese….

    • May 20, 2016    

      Даже если бы лампочка накаливания стоила в 5 раз дороже энергосберегающей, я предпочел бы ее. Энергосберегающие лампочки имеют линейчатый спектр, который убивает глаза и мозг. Ну а вид их света просто омерзительный. При любой цветовой температуре. Неужели мизерная экономия энергии дороже здоровья людей?????

    • July 8, 2016    

      , I love reading paper books. My candidate for your collection would be the original printing of “The Secret Teaching of All Ages” by Manly P. Hall.Good luck and thanks.James Dillon

    • November 3, 2016    

      From Iowahawk Twitter-feed: There's a riot in Tunis/Egypt's broken out in fights/there's a rocket launch in Gaza all the way to Golan Heights – #Prez44WhereAreYou

    • November 14, 2016    

      controllato sul sito della SMI: il numero 47/48 non ce l'ho. Ma siccome dovevo comunque ordinare altre pubblicazioni in tema ho preso la palla al balzo e richiesto anche quel numero della rivista. Quando mi arriva mi faccio vivo.gian

    • November 15, 2016    

      142היי אסףהאם תוכל לומר כמה עולה מצברוכמובן מה הקיבולת שלווכמה עולה הממיר ל 220וההספק שלואני רוצה לתכנן מערכת גיבוי בביתשתיתן כ. 20 קוטש ביוםתודה עוזי21

    • December 30, 2016    

      great write-up…I in reality just might barely disappear completely someone’s webpage prior to implying that other people actually loved the bigger info people provide in your guests? Is bound in order to usually be because just stated often considering innovative ch…

    • February 7, 2017    

      hey jon, wanna know the real solution? there would be NO bombs ever raining down in izrael if izrael 1) lifted the illegal siege and 2) complied with and abided fully with international law. in other words, izrael brings this on themselves…it’s called self-delegitimization, and izrael is the world champion of that!

  3. May 20, 2016    

    Declare victory and leave.Promise to carpet bomb anything that looks like a training camp in perpetuityWe accomplished our purpose: kill a lot of terrorists and put a stop to attacks on the homeland.Let the muslims continue to rape their boys, oppress their woman and grow opium.Unfortunately, policy will be dictated by Obama's reelection politics.

  4. June 4, 2016    

    Also Matt 5:16 and 6:1 are presumably talking about doing generally nice (light shine) things publicly and honest/fair things or possibly ritual requirements (righteous practice) in private.A Pastor might encourage you to treat people with hospitality and a smile publicly but pay people what you owe them in private. As opposed to parading around showing off how you did what you’re expected to do or waiting till everyone leaves to stop scowling.

  5. June 4, 2016    

    Oh I hope you do Ariel. Though I have to admit, it was an added plus to watch it (virtually) with so many “friends” on Facebook! But I’ve since watched segments of it again. If you can’t handle Dan Burton and others skip toward the end as Michael and Ari are the last two speakers. Although Eleanor Norton’s questions are well worth slogging through some of those earlier testimonies. After you’ve watched it come back and tell me what you think!

    • October 27, 2016    

      That’s a creative answer to a dilcufift question

  6. No, I don’t rewrite–except where something clearly isn’t working. The subconscious is great, but it can only inform you to the extent of what you’ve consciously learned. The subconscious can mislead you too (a bad habit is subconscious). At my current skill level, I just try to be more conscious and deliberate, hopefully building my array of subconscious tools.

    • October 27, 2016    

      Sitneramecne, sabiendo quiénes y cómo son… no me sorprende.No hago más comentario… tan solo decir que existen tal cual porque se les permite que existan tal cual.Un beso querido Rafa

    • November 13, 2016    

      Great post Matt. We need to stop people like this because it is his intent to silence us one at a time. This is a story I haven’t heard about anywhere else but the internet but it is an important story and one that should not be ignored. I hope justice is brought to this man and he ends up back in jail where he belongs.

    • February 2, 2017    

      Now I feel stupid. That’s cleared it up for me

  7. July 19, 2016    

    Amazing you had the suitcases returned after 7 weeks, Mary!I've had the reverse happen….lost on the way there and had to buy clothes! Travel is always full of surprises.The bread is interesting and after reading the ingredients, agree it would take a specific soup or stew to match it. Copying now.Happy New Year to you and yours, Mary!

  8. Correction: I did get checked, but at the ER. That was because one week before I had Kennadi, I started having contractions. The dr will usually check you if you have been having braxton hicks to make sure if they are progressing you or not

  9. August 10, 2016    

    I truly appreciate this post. I have been searching all more than for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You might have made my day! Thank you once again..

  10. November 3, 2016    

    Wat een gezellig verslag van jullie minie-trip naar onze mooie provincie, super die foto,s van Heusden en den Bosch!Altyd een heerlijke stad om te winkelen.Gerrie heeft je goed verwend zeg, geniet er lekker van!Dank voor je lieve steun op mijn blog dat doet erg goed!Liefs Maia

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