Malychewski embraces wrestling
Camas grad qualifies for the NCAA Championships
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Camas High School graduate Caleb Malychewski still has a soft spot in his heart for baseball, but wrestling is what gets his blood pumping at Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Ore.
"In baseball, there's lots of politics on who plays. In wrestling, you beat the guys in your weight class and you get to go to the varsity level. There's no question about it," Malychewski said. "There's a saying that 'once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easier.' I think there's a lot of truth to that.
"You can fail seven out of 10 times in baseball and still be successful. But in wrestling, you only got seven minutes on the mat. One or two mistakes and you're done. The matches always seem to come down to one takedown or escape," he added. "There's nothing like getting your hand raised at the end of a match after all the hard work that went into it. Every day, it's a grind. That's what I love about wrestling."