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Wrestling Tough [Paperback]

Mike Chapman

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Sep 2005
Wrestling as much as any sport requires a special type and level of courage. The arduous training, periodic weight cutting, and public arena for performing are challenges that intimidate all but a special breed of athlete. And that is not to mention the sport's very essence: facing off against an opponent who wants to do nothing less than dominate you physically, destroy you emotionally, and humiliate you mentally."Wrestling Tough" is a unique look at the "stuff" that has characterized the greatest competitors to ever take the mat. Award-winning author Mike Chapman first presents the attributes that serve as a common link among wrestling champions through the decades. From there he details how and when these attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors manifest themselves in the training room and in competition. Even the best athletes and most successful coaches will find something new to add to their skill set. Let "Wrestling Tough" be your guide to a championship-level mindset.

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"Wrestling Tough "is much more than learning about being successful on the mat. It's for all who would like to dominate or develop a passion for any sport. Incredible reading! Get energized and be entertained at the same time," Dan GableOlympic champion and 2-time NCAA champion wrestlerOlympic and 15-time NCAA team champion wrestling coach ""Wrestling Tough "is what our sport is all about! Get an inside look at the greatest competitors in wrestling as told by Mike Chapman, the best writer in the history of the sport,"""Mark JohnsonHead Coach, University of Illinois "

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Mike Chapman has written over 700 columns on the sport of wrestling. He has been named American Wrestling Writer of the Year four times and was co-winner of the IMPACT of the Year Award by W.I.N. magazine in 1999.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! 25 Oct 2005
By W. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Endorsed by the likes of Dan Gable ("Incredible reading!"), Mark Johnson ("Mike Chapman, the best writer in the history of the sport"), and Tom Brands ("a very motivational book"), I've been blown away by this book's motivating lessons of heroic battles and character building on the mat. This is a terrific book for fans, coaches, and wrestlers looking for inspiration and the techniques, tactics, and lessons for developing the X-factor for success.

It's great to have a book focusing on a sport from which participants and fans can learn so many of life's great lessons. Courageous stories from the Olympic, collegiate, and high school ranks ranging from icons like Dan Gable to underdogs like Kyle Maynard and Nick Ackerman are intertwined with tales about Muhammad Ali, Dick Butkus, Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong and many others to reveal that one's heart and mind hold the keys to success in life. Wrestling's demands (hard work, dedication, discipline, making sacrifices, and moving past setbacks) yield wrestling's rewards (character, confidence, mental toughness and the ability to face adversity) both on and off the mat. Recommended!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating 16 Oct 2005
By F. Carreno Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed the material in the book. It had lots of great wrestling history written into it as well as achievements of other great sports athletes. It was motivating and provided great insight into what mental toughness is. It shows how it is involved in every successful athletes sport. I read this book to my 8 year old son. He didn't get all of it but he enjoyed some of the stories of the historical matches and things to do with the sport of wrestling. It is an awesome book to have in our library.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wrestling Tough 2 Sep 2008
By H. S. Hallam - Published on Amazon.com
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First class. Very well written and easy to read. This is not just about wrestling but the mind set required to succeed in any venture in life be it sport, business or a hobby.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must in your fighter's library 10 Nov 2006
By G. Isobe - Published on Amazon.com
I just bought this book and read the first 5 chapters. So far, it is very inspiring and give stories of willing yourself to win, and what it take to seperate your self from the average person. Examples site stories of NCAA and Olympic wrestlers, Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling program/ Dan Gable, UFC fighters like Dan Severn, Matt Hughes, Randy Couture, etc.

I've just started wrestling in my 40's. I did Judo and Jiu Jitsu in my 30's and Kickboxing/Kung Fu in my 20's. This is not only a great book to read and get pumped up before heading out to the gym, but I've recommitted to strive to be the best in my career and family life as well.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Motivator 29 Sep 2007
By Craig Cummings - Published on Amazon.com
This book is a great for all coaches not just wrestling. If you're a sucker for great stories to motivate your athletes then you'll love this book. It's loaded with examples of great athletes who understand that to succeed you have to work hard and train your mind and body.
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