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    Default Only goal is to make states, districts in 10 days! HELP!

    So I am a high school junior, 3 year wrestler. My first 2 years were pretty bad coaching and my record showed (13-5 JV year 1, 19-15 Varsity year 2). I am 30-5 as of now at 135 lbs. I am not the biggest 135 lber and I cut 1-2 lbs to make weight. I have 11 days until districts, and I am worried. 135 for me at districts is not bad (only kid that will give me trouble is in district finals, lost to him twice but I think I can beat him), but 135 at regionals is STACKED with good kids. 3 state ranked kids, myself, and the kid who beat me. Worst case scenario I take 2nd at districts, best I win (very likely). Regionals i'd imagine I have an easy first round, difficult second round, and from there it gets complicated.

    At 130 for districts, there are 2 kids ahead of me. Both are state qualifiers and county champions. I wrestled one of them and was beating him 4-0 first period until I got headlocked and pinned. Taking 3rd at districts would make regionals much much harder for me, and at 130 there are 5 state qualifiers in the division. I was considering dropping but 35 seems easier, but if I take 3rd or god forbid 4th at districts at 130, i'm screwed.

    Now my real questions;

    1. How should I train? I have been waking up at 6am and running 2 miles before school every other day, then having practice, and having a small drilling session on my own mat (it's 10x10).

    2. How can I mentally prepare before matches? I am having a bit of difficulty preparing.

    I am so focused on making states, if I don't make it I don't know what I would do. Would I even be able to function anymore? I don't think so. It would feel so bad, especially when i've worked so hard this year and offseason going to tournaments and doing greco/freestyle, giving it all I got at every practice, running and doing things on my own time, it would suck. =/

    Please help me. Making states means everything to me.

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    Is it state tournaments in several different states that you're trying to make it to, or just one, which is all that we can qualify for here in Iowa?

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    I will let someone else answer how to train and believe me, there are some GOOD wrestlers on this site that can and will help you. But as far as the mental part goes, I suggest you focus on winning the state tourney. If all you focus on is making it, then what will you do once you get there? Winning should always be your goal. It doesn't always happen, but I have found from my experience that those who just wanted to make state never did. The ones who get there are the ones who want to win it.

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    Default Re: Only goal is to make states, districts in 10 days! HELP!

    wow, no help..thanks guys.

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    no dont listen to what that guy said up their. you should set a goal that will be more realistic... and if you think you are ready to be state champion then thats your main goal, and if you think you can make states then make that your goal. if you set unrealistic goals then that will only hurt you more, and make you do worse mentally, that will cause yo more anxiety. trust me, ive been through this and seen others through this. so set a goal that you think you can achieve and work towards that. once you succeed then make it your goal to place, and so on. good luck!

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