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Wrestling helps acheive in other areas.
Posted on September 30, 2011 , by charley
Ross Scheuerman is a rising star at Lafayette College. It was only a month ago that Scheuerman began playing for the Lafayette Football team, the Leopards, he is one to watch out for, one the defense should be worried about, because in four games, Scheuerman has been named Patriot League Rookie for his performance on the field.
And what does Scheuerman put down to his success? Why Wrestling of course.
Since fourth grade Scheuerman has been wrestling and placed sixth at the NJSIAA Championships as a senior at 171 pounds. Though he chose to play football, Scheuerman knows that wrestling plays a huge part in his success.
"Wrestling gives you the mentality that you have to beat the guy in front of you, it's only you and him and when you lose it's embarrassing. I never wanted to lose, and I bring the same attitude to football." quoted Scheuerman.
There is a slight problem when it comes to the weight differences Scheuerman faces when going from Football to wrestling. Playing football he weights in at 185- 190 pounds and tends to wrestle at 171 pounds. He believes the two sports go hand in hand and complement each other.
"Football practice is intense but there's nothing like a wrestling practice,I'd go from football to wrestling and I wasn't in wrestling shape. I'd say definitely, keep wrestling even if you want to play football. Too many high school kids focus on one sport but being a multi-sport athlete helps a lot."
Scheuerman has developed an incredible mental toughness and he puts that down to the combination of the two sports and the whirlwind of his first season.
He is a great role model for young athletes, and as he quoted, its great to have a range of sports or a couple of different focuses, wrestling will help develop strength and flexibility needed for other sports.