25 Motivational Wrestling Quotes and Sayings

wrestling quotesHere are some motivational wrestling quotes. As with most sports, wrestling requires lots of training, physical endurance, and mental toughness. We’re not talking about WWE wrestling. Although the stuff they do can be physically challenging as well, they go in knowing who’s going to “win”. We’re talking about the kind that is part of the Olympics. Unlike most other sports, wrestling has been around since the beginning of time. Sure, there aren’t punches and kicks involved but anyone can throw and land a lucky punch or kick.

In wrestling, it takes more than luck; it takes skill and the ability to outlast your opponent. It’s about as physical as a physical sport can get. It helps build confidence that you can use in other areas of your life. To many, wrestling isn’t just a sport, it’s life.

Let’s start with a motivational wrestling video:

Quotes for Wrestlers


“Wrestling… what men do during boys basketball season.” – Dan Gable

“Being mentally tough is doing what you don’t want to do, when you don’t want to do it.” – Unknown

“I swear it upon Zeus an outstanding runner cannot be the equal of an average wrestler.” – Socrates

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything in life is easy.” – Dan Gable

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“Wrestling teaches you nothing comes easy. Nothing in life comes easy, so you have to work at it.” – Mike Sullivan

“In other sports, when contact is made, they blow the whistle to stop the action. In wrestling, when contact is made, we’re just getting started.” – Unknown

“Without sacrifice, there can be no victory.” – Unknown

“He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Victory happens when ten thousand hours of training meets one moment of opportunity.” – Unknown

“No exercise brings into play all the muscles of the body in a more thorough manner, and none is more interesting than wrestling. He will find no other exercise more valuable in the cultivation of faculties which will help him to success in agility, strength, determination, coolness, and quick exercise of judgement.” – Hugh Leonard

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Dan Gable

“Remember, when you are not training, someone somewhere is training; and when you meet him, he will win.” – Unknown

“Potential is interesting. Performance is everything.” – Unknown

“Grappling with fate is like meeting an expert wrestler: to escape, you have to accept the fall when you are thrown. The only thing that counts is whether you get back up.” ― Deng Ming-Dao

“The only thing that matters in wrestling are your teeth and your testicles. Anything else, keep wrestling, stop whining.” – Gary Dierks

“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.” – Dan Gable

“I count pins, while you count the lights.” – Unknown

“Anyone can wrestle until they are tired.” – Cael Sanderson

“Missing the first workout is like telling a lie – the next one comes easier.” – Unknown

“Take a quick wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as quick. Take a technical wrestler, get them tired, and they aren’t as technical. No matter what kind of wrestler, everyone is afraid of getting tired. It’s those who learn to perform when they’re tired that find success.” – J. Robinson

“But it’s the wrestler who can put the fatigue out of his mind and break through the “wall,” like a marathon runner after 18 or 20 miles, who will survive. The key to that survival is in hard workouts that develop mental confidence to the point where you won’t submit to fatigue and pain descending upon you.” – Lou Banach

“Wrestling is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you are tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.” – Unknown

“What you do in the off season determines what you do in the regular season.” – George Allen

“The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unforeseen attack.” – Marcus Aurelius

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  1. John M January 27, 2016

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