Wrestling is not what one would call the average contact sport. A wrestling match is a test of strength, speed, agility, endurance and above all, the ability to combine these things. Getting hurt is not difficult if the wrestlers do not know what they are doing. While gaining strength, speed, agility and the ability to endure intense exertion of energy for up to seven and a half minutes without stopping is no walk in the park, it is not the hardest part of being a member of a good wrestling team. Achieving family status with perfect strangers is often times the most difficult part of achieving a strong, functional, winning team. Wrestlers compete individually to earn points for their team and it hurts the team when a wrestler forgets that his victory is the team’s victory just as his loss is the team’s loss. As for any sort of team, a wrestling team is only as strong as its weakest link.