Integrating concepts from my two concentrations into my vision to help achieve it seems a little difficult. I say this because both of my concentrations are arts based, when the vision that I’m trying to achieve is definitely on the total opposite side of the spectrum, in that it is more physical than anything else. However, when I really sat down and thought about it there were two concepts, one from each, which I pulled from my concentrations. My concentrations are Theatre Productions and Film Productions. And I know what you are thinking, cause I thought the same thing, “How on earth can I really relate college wrestling to film and theatre?”. It took some time, but after a while of really thinking about it I found my answers.
Wrestling is a sport that is not just about who is the biggest, strongest, or fastest, there is a little of detail that can go into it. This attention to detail leads me into my first concept integration into the sport. In film production there are a lot of details and since I want strive to be a film editor that means that there are even more details. When editing a film attention to detail is so important, one could spend two or three hours on two or three minutes of footage just to get it exactly the way they want it. In wrestling it is exactly the same way, when it comes to my technique I can spend an hour constantly re-drilling the same shot, trying to find out what I’m doing wrong in my set ups to a double leg in practice so that I can have a more effective double leg in a match. Attention to detail is a key factor in the sport of wrestling because if I were to just try to go through the motions and never try to notice the details I would never improve and that is the last thing I want. I am constantly trying to improve on everything in my wrestling arsenal. I want to become the best wrestler I can possible be and I cannot do that without noticing the even the smallest of details.
My second concept integration that I felt that I could relate to wrestling is something that I pulled from Theatre production. I have only been involved in theatre from maybe close to three years now. I never would have even thought of it prior to taking a course in college. However, I became very interested and the rest is history. What I noticed about people who are involved in theatre production that I also notice about the average college wrestler is the willingness to work hard and get things done, or to refer to it in wrestling terms, to simply just “Man Up”. Getting involved with behind the scenes theatre really opened my eyes. They put in long hours with no breaks sometimes, just grinding through it and just trying to get it down and get it down right. It is a tough mindset that I believe I have and that I’ve always respected and liked. I have always been the type of person who has viewed a task as something I need to get done no matter what and I need to put in a good amount of effort and will power to get it done right.
I believe that these integrations will help me achieve my vision, quite simply because they embody who I am as a person. During Practice I pay as close attention to what I’m doing and the instructions my coach is giving, so I can constantly improve in my matches. I also just out right work hard and want to get it done, I will constantly push myself to my limits and then continue to push. I believe anyone can benefit from this mindset not just in wrestling but also in everyday life. There is nothing wrong with working hard, doing it right, and getting the results you want.