Danny Felix, former USA World Team Member and Owner of Felix Wrestling Academy LLC, a Morgantown, West Virginia-based youth wrestling organization
Danny Felix says wrestling has developed his character, taught the value of hard work, and how to be persistence. The former USA World Team Member and Owner of Felix Wrestling Academy LLC, a Morgantown, West Virginia-based youth wrestling organization, elaborated more:
Character: “In my opinion without good character, success anywhere is hard to find,” says Felix. “Wrestling was able to build my character through all of its challenges and demands. All my accolades and medals are worth nothing if I’m not a good person. My competitive career as an athlete does not define me, but being the best husband and dad does.”
Hard work: “Wrestling has taught me that hard work isn’t hard, it’s what you make it,” Felix says. “The sport of wrestling has prepared me for life. It took me as a boy and it has shaped me into the man I am today. I feel I can do anything because I sacrificed myself in the sport of wrestling. I can’t imagine anything harder than what I’ve already done. So, as I go forward in life as a business owner and not an athlete, I say bring it on it’s just another match.”
Persistence: Wrestling has developed a never-give-up attitude, says Felix, and taught him how to overcome obstacles and everyday hurdles in life. “I had many setbacks as an athlete but never allowed myself to stay down. I had to constantly remind myself what I was trying to accomplish. Persistence and believing got me through some of my biggest battles on and off the mat.”
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