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What is wrestling? To most, it is viewed as a sport in which opponents face off on a mat in an attempt to pin the other down, while following set rules and regulations. However, according to Connor Dikitanan, a wrestler and Junior at Angelo Rodriguez High School, wrestling is more than just a sport, but is in fact a “brotherhood.”

Dikitanan is no stranger to wrestling, as it is something that seems to run in his family.  In his youth, tagging along to his older brother’s wrestling tournaments must have done the trick in sparking his interest for this challenging but rewarding sport. Once entering high school, it was no surprise that wrestling was the sport best suited for Connor.

It’s been three years of learning and improving since, and Dikitanan has developed consistent routines, such as eating habits– “pasta and a cup of coffee”–the night before a tournament, that are believed to impact his overall performance. Continually, based on growing knowledge, he was able to set goals for the 2019 season. Ultimately, this year the plan for Dikitanan is to “make it to sections” and “stay healthy.”

Although the previously mentioned goals may seem easily achievable, there are a number of challenges that come with participating in wrestling, and being a student athlete in general. One of the most prominent obstacles that come with the sport, is the strain put on one’s body as it is “constantly tired,” according to Connor. Moreover, it can be “a lot to balance” between school work, practice, and tournaments; but none of this stops Dikitanan from doing what he loves.

In all, the best of luck is wished to Connor and his Rodriguez teammates, as they take it to the mats for the 2019 season!

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