I have to agree that I believe,as do many of our wrestlers, that a wrestling room is important. Currently, our small number of wrestlers practice on the stage of the cafeteria. Luckily, no one has rolled, fallen, or been pushed from the mats yet, but, I can see that risk.
As stated in above posts, our wrestlers have to move the mats on every occasion that the stage is needed. Sometimes, they are not able to practice because there is not another spot available at that time. When the mats are on the stage, kids are walking across them in their street shoes, which as we all know can cause damage to the mats, and in a school with a small budget, we definitely cannot afford that.
I agree that a room does not make a wrestler, however, to know that they belong somewhere IS important.