"Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday."
it's hard to understand the road to the top step on the IHSA State Wrestling Winners' podium.
Garrett is a senior this year, and this is his fourth trip to the state finals.
Last year he was sick, and each time there was a pause in a match, he had to use an inhaler.
He worked hard with hopes to win a first place medal. Last year was not meant to be.
The picture above is the perfect example of hard work and dedication in spite of disappointments.
Congratulations, Garrett Brachbill! You more than earned it!
~Nancy (Nana) ~ 2.20.2016