Welcome to the website of Walt Whitman High School’s wrestling team. The sport of wrestling helps young people develop important qualities such as self esteem, sportsmanship, work ethic and leadership skills. Wrestling is the world’s oldest sport and teaches control, not violence. Wrestling develops agility, balance, reflexes and strength in every major muscle group and can dramatically improve one’s ability to perform in other sports.
No one on the planet does anything because they want to work hard. People work hard to get the things that they really want. If what the athlete desires is worth more than the effort they need to put in, then they’ll jump through hoops to get it.
You’ll never be in Better Shape in Your Life – A fully conditioned wrestler is the most anaerobically fit athlete of any sport. With cat-like precision and explosive power, a wrestler executes a burst of energy every 6 to 10 seconds during a match. Wrestlers look healthy, fit and muscular because of the way they train. You don’t necessarily need separate workouts for cardio, strength, endurance and agility because you get all of that in a single wrestling practice. Wrestling training is training from the top down. Just one workout with multiple benefits.
If you’re interested in being on the Whitman Viking Wrestling Team, contact the head coach, Derek Manon.