Don't worry about the highschool crap. Another thing thats great about wrestling is it doesn't matter what " click" you're in. Everyone's equal on the mat. When I started wrstling in early middleschool I was a white kid into hip hop. Back then, that wasn't cool and made you an outsider. But when I was wrestling I didn't feel any of that. Becoming good helped of course, but I have to tell you, typically the best wrestlers on the team have developed a bit of maturity which is part of what helped them excel. These guys will help a new guy who's dedicated. And in reference to Duran's post ablout wrestling helping me achieve success in my career now, he is absolutely right. In highschool there were two sports that everyone knew where in the best shape and the hardest workers, wrestling and swimming. You want to see want you're made of, wrestle. You'll know within 3 weeks. The cardio for wrestling is virtually exact to what you need as an MMA athlete. But most of all. LOVE IT or don't bother with it.