"On the mat, I can kind of forget about whatever is going on. He ended up liking his middle school experience, so he stuck with it.Once he had some success, he decided wrestling was the sport he liked the most. During his senior year at Coal City High School in Illinois, Kauzlaric said he wrote his first poem during a poetry unit in AP English. I started writing, and it just took off from there." In 2016 alone, Kauzlaric said he wrote 150 poems.
He started with free verse, which doesn't necessarily include any rhyme or meter in each line.
"I don't necessarily stick to one genre or one poet," Kauzlaric said.
"I like to read what sounds good or what makes me think, I guess.
I was really happy with that." WRITING AND WRESTLING For those not involved in wrestling or poetry, it might be hard to imagine how a person can be successful in a physically demanding sport one day, and a mentally demanding activity the next.
However, Kauzlaric, who posted 16 wins for the Warhawks as a freshman, said he sees one main similarity between wrestling and poetry. The only connection I can draw, speaking from how I use them, is that I use wrestling as a physical exercise, and poetry I guess I use as mental exercise," Kauzlaric said, adding that he's never written a poem about wrestling before. I can just spit down whatever thoughts I have and I'll be satisfied with whatever comes out after that." Kauzlaric started wrestling in fifth grade to help him with his football skills.