It's going to be hard to let him go. You get used to the hard work all the stuff he does. His dad took him to everything when he was young and now he's going for a second state title.
In John's case he has lost (before). I think he just wants to win a state title.
I think it was maturity. He came from a good USA background as far as wrestling.
I could see him struggling to make 130. Why be a senior and go through that When you're as good as him, you can go anywhere. Why kill yourself your senior year when you've been doing that most of your life.
You have to work to be king, because someone out there wants to take it away from you. He strives to be the best wrestler. His attitude is keep going and don't quit.