Lessons from Wrestling

Vanessa Rico (right), a student of East Boston High School and participant in Boston Youth Wrestling, at a February 2016 competition.

Coaching students inside the classroom and on the mat. By José Valenzuela ’07 I’m standing on the sidelines of a middle school wrestling match, watching one of my students get beat. He’s a little guy—just like I was at his age—and I’ve coached him for a couple of years. To the best of my ability,

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