If you've never attended a high school state wrestling meet you should. It's quite a spectacle. There are literally hundreds of unique stories on how each kid got there. Once the wrestling begins you'll see young men basically wrestling/fighting as if their life depended on it. Not for money obviously but a 2 dollar medal and pride. I'm very proud of my kid for finishing 4 and 1 for 3rd. Not to brag but he was an absolute killer. He also has wicked self-defense skills forever. (Ends bragging).