At the end of every tournament, our focus is on the final results – the number of gold, silver or bronze medals that were garnered. What we fail to see is how many times these athletes have to get in the ring to advance to the next level, the stamina required to keep on going and the spirit needed to succeed.
In this year’s AAU State Qualifiers there were over 190 competitors in the Sparring event alone at CSU’s Matadome Gym. Quest’s Fight Team arrived with 14 athletes, and the same 14 athletes went home proud of what they have accomplished knowing that they have given their all, and their medals tell the story.
To all who competed: It’s not just about winning… it’s about believing in yourself and never giving up!