June 2, 2013
Smash Wrestlers visit Kincardine schools
For three wrestlers, life is all about healthy living, taking a stand against bullying and chasing your dreams.
Sebastian Suave, John Greed and Alex Vega shared their message to Kincardine students on May 22, 2013. The three are a part of the group Smash Wrestling which will be performing in Kincardine this summer.
The trio visited students at both Huron Heights Public School and Kincardine Township Tiverton Public School sharing their personal experiences with bullying.
Suave said his ordeal lasted about three years when he was growing up.
“It might be lame to talk about this stuff, but it’s something very serious,” said Suave. “You have to speak up.”
Vegas explained to the students he regularly changed schools and often felt alone and left out.
“No one should ever feel that way,” he said.
He urged students to ask for help from family, friends, teachers and peers to end bullying issues, whether physical, emotional or online.
The group also discussed the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Finally, the wrestlers each spoke to the students about chasing your dreams.
“I wanted to be a professional wrestler,” said Greed, adding his mother had said, “It’s impossible. You’ll never do it.”
Greed, who has been wrestling professionally for about a year, told students to stay positive and chase their dreams, but also to have a back-up plan.
He asked students what their dreams were, from playing in the NHL to being a professional singer, almost all of whom were told their dreams were impossible.
“You’ve got to prove your naysayers wrong,” said Greed.
Suave, who has been wrestling professionally for about five years, said following your dreams takes two steps.
“One, it’s believing in yourself. Two, it’s hard work,” he said.
Suave said his parents forbade him to become a professional wrestler, but soon changed their minds.
“Ironically, my parents are my biggest supporters,” said Suave, adding they often drive hours to watch him perform.
He told students the fear of failure shouldn’t deter them from trying to reach their goal.
“Failing is not a bad thing. It’s a lesson” he said. “It’s still an experience.”
Vega said, “How are you going to know if you don’t try? ... Don’t let anything stop you.”
Smash Wrestling will perform in Kincardine on June 8 at the Davidson Centre.
For more information, visit www.smash-wrestling.com.