A great story! Thanks!
Perfect for the season
Competition does not build character - It reveals it.
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Thanks, Ted. This always gets me right in the feels. Merry Christmas.
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This story means more to me than to most.
Ted, thank you for sharing it. It has become an annual tradition for me to forward this to a group of friends and family.
Every year, the first time I read it, my eyes tear up and it hits me.
This year, a good friend mailed me this story, in book form, which he ordered as his Christmas card. He was motivated to find this story, as a result of your sharing this on RTF.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
"Coach Sanderson said to have fun."
- PSU 2017 NCAA champion wrestlers
Zain Retherford, Jason Nolf, Vincenzo Joseph, Mark Hall and Bo Nickal
"The amateur does it 'til he gets it right. But the expert does it until he can't get it wrong."
- Bill Hillmann - Decatur, IL; July 2017
"I knew exactly what to do the whole way. A lot of the handholds feel like old friends."
- Alex Honnald - After completing the June 3, 2017 first ever Free Solo Climb of Yosemite National Park's El Capitan.
It still amazes me, after as many years that I've read this story when you post it, that it still gets to me about halfway into the story.
Thank you for continuing to share.
Merry Christmas to all.
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What a great read with my morning coffee! We are leaving for the airport shortly to pick up our son who is returning home on leave from the Air Force and I did not think I could be happier but this story was icing on the cake - Thank you!
Wow! This story gets me every year. Thanks again for posting. Merry Christmas!
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