The Crucial Lessons I Learned From Sports
Cliffton Wang '17 | TEDxEdgemontSchool

TEDx Talks

Recorded in 2017.

A senior at Edgemont Jr/Sr High School, Cliffton Wang is an All-American and State Champion wrestler and will be attending Harvard next year. Cliffton will be talking about the impact that wrestling at Edgemont has had on every aspect of his life, not just in academics and athletics.

Clifton began his career in Edgemont Youth Wrestling.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by the local Edgemont community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Edgemont Youth Wrestling focuses on building better athletes and better people.

Youth sports is one of the best opportunities in our kids? lives to build the qualities and characteristics that'll help them excel in life - not just in athletics. That?s the heart of our PantherTough philosophy.

As your son or daughter moves through our youth program (and hopefully into our junior high and high school programs!), our philosophy never changes: ?Building Champions on the mat and in life.?

While other sports might focus solely on developing better players, we focus on developing better people. Wrestling is simply our vehicle to make that happen.

A sport that?s both fun and demanding, and a sport that?s both individual and team-oriented at the same time, creates the perfect environment to develop confidence and self-esteem, teamwork and self-dependence, and resilience and a growth mindset.

?We're uniquely positioned to build all these qualities in our young athletes - qualities that transcend sports and have carried our Edgemont Wrestlers on to colleges and universities in the past few years such as Harvard, Princeton, Penn, Duke, NYU, University of Chicago and many others.

The lessons our kids learn on the wrestling mat
positively impact them for the rest of their lives and we?re extremely proud of that.

Winter Wrestling Clinic
Grades: 2-6

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 PM - 8:15 PM in EHS Old Gym

Season: November 19, 2019 through January 23, 2020

Coaches: Pete Jacobson, Mike Mitchell, Brett Pastore & Staff (EHS Varsity Wrestling Coaches)

Fee: $195 (includes t-shirt, hoody and USA Wrestling Card for insurance)