SUFFER FOR GLORY
by Paul Smith
The banner was huge in the wrestling practice room. Jaks looked up at it during the marathon callisthenic workouts Coach put them through, or when covered by a teammate in practices. It fueled him.
At 5’8” and 167 Jaks was not the biggest guy on the wrestling squad, but it was very apparent he had the best muscles. Top-heavy with barrel shoulders and oversized pectorals, baseball biceps and V lats leading to a tight shredded 6 pack abdominals. His legs were thick on thigh and calves as well. The total package. On the mats he won each match almost just by showing up – no other guy in his weight class had such mass. His muscles intimidated every opponent before the whistle blew. His skill sealed it.