"We can't protect them from it."
“The main thing you’re looking for is how they carry themselves… That’s the separator.”
“When you choose to be a part of a team [your decisions] affect the other people around you.”
"Adversity can be such a great thing for you, such a great experience. You know, if you really think about it, it's the adversity in our life that really shapes us and develops us and teaches us perseverance and stick-to-it-ness and helps create change. I always say, when there's no challenge, there's no change."
"You know, sports teaches two things that we as a society don't do a great job of teaching kids anymore. One of them is you got to work and put the time in to have success. And that failure is not fatal. You are going to fall flat on your face, and you're going to lose and you're gonna get up the next day, you're gonna reset, and you'll learn from it. And I think that's the thing that sports can really teach and so I wanted my kids to have all this... I wanted them to have the ups and the downs, but I also wanted them to have the work ethic. You put the time in. If you want to be good at something, you put the time in."
"That's why I believe that it's important for every child to go through adversity, because then when they go through that adversity, they can [better] appreciate the correction that got them through that... I talk to my student athletes all the time that if you can go through adversity and get through it in wrestling, then you know what life is gonna throw at you. Life is gonna throw at you a lot more than just winning and losing."
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