cowards?......i don't think so......it turns them into very confident young men......ones that are not afraid to step out in front of others and face possible defeat.....the ones that quit are not necessarily cowards either......like what has been said on here, there are many different reasons that a kid might give it up......i don't think it's often because of being a coward........
I wasn't trying to compare basketball and wrestling as sports, I was just saying kids do play year-round and many get just as much parental pressure as wrestlers.
Wrestling is the greatest sport in the world. It teaches confidence, perserverance, discipline, and just about every other important quality one can use in real life. I wasn't trying to say every kid who has ever stopped wrestling is a coward.
However, many kids who stop wrestling (quit) or who never try it is because they don't want to work that hard. Which is why schools have 75 kids on the football team and 15 kids on the wrestling team.
If quitting is okay with you, regardless of the reason, that's your opinion. I just think kids use being "burnt-out" and weight-cutting as convenient excuse. Stop cutting weight if its such a big issue. You can have success at any weight if you put the time in.