“What they have in common is that they’ve bought into the program. They’ve bought into the idea of working smart, working hard, that we need to come together and unite as a team,” he said. “When we’re here (in the wrestling room), we come in and work smart and work hard and we get out of here. They all have that in common. They are warriors on the mat. The all have a lot of heart. They hate losing.”
He was just getting started.
“We have something special going on here at Norman High and I really believe that,” Maynes said. “That is the idea of honor, respect, doing you’re best and being a family,” he said. “And when you feel like you’re a part of something, then you’re willing to work hard for what you’re a part of and they’ve bought into that.
“These guys are my family. I sincerely believe that.”
Today, the Tiger family’s sending four to the state tournament.
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