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Steve Cooper of Forbes published an article earlier this week explaining why wrestlers make the best employees. With an intense amount of dedication, consistent work ethic, and enormous competitive drive, it makes sense that wrestlers would often go all out in competitive situations.”Wrestling, in particular, is thought to require more individual commitment than most other sports due to the nature of the training and competing itself. The logical inference, then, is that with other sports, an athlete can go to practice or a game, and then go home to relax. Wrestlers, due to the weight class requirements, have to maintain their focus and drive around the clock for years at a time,” says Mendelson, a former college wrestler.
“In addition, wrestling is an individual sport and the athlete experiences both failure and success as an individual. As a result, the wrestler endures more physical, emotional, and psychological stress, both positive and negative, than an athlete in another sport.”
Cooper was a wrestler and explains that the enjoyment he gets from meeting expectations leads him to encourage the success of others, which is another great quality in the work place.
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