Monday, January 21, 2013

WRESTLING: Bolig's career-long point to improve pays off

Owen J. Roberts senior Gordon Bolig recorded his 100th career win last week.

By Don Seeley

BUCKTOWN — It didn’t take long for Gordon Bolig to learn he wasn’t quite as good as he thought he was.
On a wrestling mat, that is.
“I came in here a little cocky as a freshman,” the now Owen J. Roberts senior admitted last week. “But I wasn’t that strong, I wasn’t that physical.”
Bolig actually won his debut that season. He also lost his last two at sectionals, so he wasn’t around long for the postseason.
But the quick exit motivated him and, instead of moping or sulking over the fact he wasn’t as good as he thought he was, Bolig chose a work regimen to help him become as good as he always wanted to be.
That meant getting into the weight room, getting into a lot of tournaments, getting a little more aggressive … or, dare he say it, getting a little nastier when he stepped on the mat.
The commitment paid off.

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