As we get ready to depart for the 2018 world championships in Budapest, Hungary I took the time to reflect on how I am getting another opportunity to represent USA wrestling. I started wrestling when I was 6 years old. I had no idea about the sport and like many of my peers I wanted to play football. As a child, I always imagined myself being the running back at Ohio St. or Penn St. and then taking my talents to the NFL. LaDainian Tomlinson was my favorite running back and I wanted to be just like him. I was small, fast, and very competitive. Football was my first love.