What began as a kid needing a way to expend his surplus of energy turned into a remarkable wrestling career.
At just 4 years old, Blake Bosch took the mat for the first time, and success was soon to follow. Bosch didn’t lose a match until third grade. It was at that time he realized he hated losing more than he loved winning.
As just an eighth grader, Bosch started to make his mark on North Dakota high school wrestling by winning his first state championship. As satisfying as that may have been, the next two years were a humbling experience for him. He finished runner-up in ninth and 10th grade, losing both championships to the same wrestler.
Growing up in the small town of Wishek, North Dakota (population 987), the opportunity to get better was sometimes difficult. After dropping his second state championship, Blake would make the 1-hour-and-45-minute drive to Bismarck, a place that is synonymous with wrestling. Continue reading at msumadvocate.com