200 Wrestling Enthusiasts Meet Terry Brands
Despite the difficult circumstances that have recently
found their way into all of our lives 200 wrestling enthusiasts, both wrestlers
and coaches alike, were treated to a very special clinic by the 2X World &
NCAA Champion Terry Brands from Iowa. Not only did we get a small glimpse into
the make-up of a champion we more importantly learned that Terry is even a
bigger person than he is a wrestler.
It was refreshing, and surprising at times, to find Terry
even more passionate about his commitment to our youth than he is to the sport
that has consumed most of his life. After spending considerable time
demonstrating the technique and unyielding desire that brought him to the top of
his sport he shared personal life experiences that made immediate impact to all
who listened. We learned that it is far more important for Terry to be involved
in today’s youth where he can help guide them in making better choices.
Terry left his wife and children behind at home to fulfill a commitment he made prior to the terrorist attack in New York. Despite his apathy for flying Terry apprehensively boarded a plane for the East Coast to complete 5-state whirlwind tour that left him drained at times. Once on the mat all of that went away. Terry unselfishly shared himself with each and every participant and for that we will be forever grateful.Click here to view pictures from the event!