Pillars of Holmen Wrestling
We believe that character development is important in wrestling and in life. The “Pillars of Holmen Wrestling” are what we want to base our program around. These pillars are important in becoming lifelong champions!
Definition: a specialist in a particular branch of study; a distinguished academic.
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.” — Bruce Lee
Definition: belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance
“If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way not to win.” — Carl Lewis
Definition: a belief in the moral benefit and importance of work and its inherent ability to strengthen character.
“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” — Muhammad Ali
Definition: activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill
“Talent without discipline is just wasted opportunity.” — Unknown
Definition: concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own; unselfish
“Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the “me” for the “we”.” Phil Jackson
Definition: deserving of trust or confidence; dependable; reliable
“When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, it is ready to climb” — Unknown
Definition: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc.,especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”– Vince Lombardi
Definition: an addition or change that makes something better or more valuable
“The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” — Steve Young
Definition: a person who guides or directs a group
“A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” — Simon Sinek
Definition: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc
“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.”– Pat Riley
Definition: spirit, courage, or enthusiasm
“The 1st period is won by the best technician. The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart.” — Dan Gable