“How the hell did you just do that?” My teammate, Jimmy, shows me the same athletic trick he had just performed moments earlier. He plants one of his arms back behind him and seemingly flips backwards using only one arm. “What a badass,” I think. Jimmy’s so cool. I try it too but flop onto […]
“I firmly believe that anything can be learned. Even if you’re born without it, you can learn it.” -Ryan Flaherty I recently listened to a podcast episode that featured Andy Puddicombe and Ryan Flaherty. To make sense of this, I have to give you a background of both these gentlemen.
“See if you can get on the mats in Thailand! I’m sure they’ve got freestyle wrestling.” After a few Google searches, I saw that Coach Davis was right. With my mom’s help, I got a phone number for the Sports Association of Thailand. After fumbling around in my broken, unpracticed Thai (I went to an […]