from our wrestling correspondent Kirsten Lewis:

GRIT: To have grit means you have courage and show the strength of your character. … A person with true grit has passion and perseverance. Goals are set and followed through.

Marlaco started in his 1st season of wrestling this year. Coaches state that at least 20-30% of kids stop coming after the first two weeks of practice. Not only did Marlaco keep going to practices after the first two weeks, but he continued to show up to every practice after losing Meet after Meet. It was at the very last Meet on Saturday, February 1st that Marlaco won his first JV Wrestling Match! And again, he didn’t stop. He wrestled a second match that day. It was a Varsity Match. And, he won!

Way to Go Marlaco! We are all so proud of you!! Remember when you get knocked down, Get up and Try again!

And Marlaco’s wrestling coach, commenting on the photograph, said: ”This picture is the culmination of hard work and perseverance necessary to succeed in wrestling.”

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