I don't have respect for this wrestling program. After observing the wrestlers parents at cif at scripps ranch I now understand the mentality of that entire area. The wrestlers are pretty good and I like their style but they all have the same one. They are leg riders which I enjoy but their is something about the entire program that says they just shouldn't be there. The coach has too much of an intensity for the politically correct snobbish attitudes of the parents. Its almost as if they paid him double or triple what he would get at a school like poway. Eventhough he would fit in with poway. Therefore I don't think he really wants to be there. The parents are not intense and passionate bout the team as compared to rancho bernardo or steele canyon.
Another thing is the fact that competition in high school wrestling has decreased tremendously. I remember from 94 to 99 when wrestling was good. It was competitive and intense. The la costa coach deserves a team where the parents are behind him and the team. I don't feel like they are but the bejamins they seem to provide him shouldn't be a substitute. I would rather wrestle for a losing team that never makes state who has the support they deserve than be a wrestler that has below mediocre support. These parents seem like the epitome of why competition in sports has gone down. If they don't care just stay home. The other teams parents will pick up where they seem to lack. I also feel if you cheer a little too loud they would complain or insult you for being overly involved. Even though there is no such thing as cheering too much for a semi final match. They also talk about everything except for the wrestling in front of them. This never used to happen. What's with these parents suggesting they should sit out a match because they look like they feel sick? I used to wrestle with bloody lips from elbows swinging back from a table top position. Masters is next week but I am not sure if I should get my hopes up if any of la costa wrestlers made it. I left early before the cif finals. If la costa is there poway will mop the floor with their faces.
Poway isn't what they used to be either.
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