Category: Mike’s Motivation


Another student wrestler I sponsored in January 2017- Kobe Ames. You know my feelings Kobe and Willie Ames (Father). I want your goal to always be to win but more importantly then that is trying your hardest every single match and living in the moment. I didn't have these opportunities as ... Read More



TWI Turns 4

March 6, 2017
Dear Member of the Wrestling Community, TWI is celebrating its fourth birthday. Hard to believe it’s been four years since The Wrestling Insider and the True Wrestling Insider pages were born, springing from the International Olympic Committee Executive Board recommendation to remove wrestling from the Olympic program in Feb. 2013. (Thankfully, that ... Read More


From Jordan Driver (11 years old) to his Dad/Coach as he moves on from elementary school to middle school. Great kid you have there Bobby and Angie. "Coaches Stay In Corners; Fathers Follow Forever," I'm your first of three children to be born in this world. I always want to set ... Read More


A year and a half ago, she stepped on the mat.  She just wanted to get tough workouts in.  She pushed herself through the reps.  She learned moves.  She fell in love with the sport, but the love was always bitter-sweet. She has been a varsity starter for two years on ... Read More


One mans path to being a wrestler Two years ago, he sat.  Part of it was his knees, part of it was his heart.  His knees were sore.  His heart just wasn't into it.  He didn't care about living up to anyone's hopes and dreams for him.  He didn't share those ... Read More


By Jennie Koenig for IAwrestle Have you considered signing your kid up for wrestling, but are unsure? Parents, can I just take a minute to convince you to have your kids give it a try? Before I begin, let me just say that I do not wish to insinuate that every ... Read More


ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT TWI is thrilled to announce the partnership with All Athlete Exchange (Aka AAE). AAE is a college recruiting firm like no other. AAE will not only help a high school student athlete and their parents navigate their way through the college experience but AAE is highly focused  ... Read More


By Gary Kinzer, Contributor To reach Coach Gary: Fallout Wrestling Club When I was in grade school, I went to the school on the “wrong side of the tracks.”  I saw kids who saw school as a hot meal and a warm place to rest.  I saw kids who had ... Read More


When I was young, I wanted the biggest trophy in the room. To get it, I knew I had to earn it. I wanted the trophy that reminded me of the close finals match to a great opponent. I wanted it to shine in the sunlight, golden. I wanted something ... Read More