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Wrestling is one of the worlds oldest sports The sport took roots in ancient Greece as the centerpiece for one of the first Olympic games and has flourished ever since When Christopher Columbus and other Europeans traveled to the Americas in the 15th century the natives they discovered had been wrestling for possibly hundreds of years and this eventually influenced the American colonies to continue this trend When I was in 12th grade at the Chambersburg Senior High School I had to travel to numerous elementary schools in my county to preach about the benefits of wrestling because it was disappearing in Chambersburg In my attempt to educate those around me about the worlds oldest sport I had to target a certain audience gain their respect and preach my message When I traveled to each of the eight elementary schools in my county I had one mission to raise awareness as to why parents should allow their children to wrestle I was assigned to this task because the number of new young people to register for the youth wrestling team in Chambersburg had been plummeting and on a much larger scale wrestling was on the International Olympic Committees chopping block for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil We as the high school wrestlers knew that we had to target the next generation of children to rebuild the wrestling program in ChambersburgIn this case the audience I was preaching to happened to be the parents of children in kindergarten through fifth grade children that would build the next era of wrestlers in Chambersburg I was selected for this task because my coach believed that I had the credentials Ethos to have a strong effect in persuading parents to start their kids in one of the most beneficial sports wrestling Being a three-time state medalist and a soon-to-be division one athlete these adults gave me their undivided attention as I addressed my points to
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