By Megan Vick
Teams are and always have been popular. Whether you’re rooting for your favorite sports team or you lead one at your job, teams are a necessity and they make us (or should make us) better employees, fans, and people. But what happens when the team you’re on, the team to which you’ve committed your future is no more?
That’s exactly what is happening at Boston University this year with the wrestling program. Wrestling may not mean much to you, but it means a lot to me, my family, and many outstanding young men and women (yes, women) I grew up with and mentored. Growing up, my wonderful father coached wrestling at several Outer Banks area high schools over the years. I spent many an afternoon with the team doing my homework while they worked out.
Wrestling, like many other sports and activities, teaches people to work together and make good decisions which benefit both the team and the individual. It’s a travesty that a major university, the most expensive school in the USA no less, is ending such a fantastic program. Many major companies recruit college-level wrestlers for their leadership skills, ability to make objective, fast decisions, and for their ability to work well with others.
We’ll get back to beauty with the next post!