The World Cup is an arena for the best teams in the world to come together in an environment of healthy competition. Wrestling brings rival nations together in the spirit of sport and creates a dialogue beyond politics that can lead to better understanding. I am grateful for the opportunities i have had to challenge myself against the great wrestlers in Russia. To be the best is to compete with the best, and Russia has proven themselves great competitors. Wrestling matches end with a handshake and mutual respect and honor. I am hoping to see Russia compete at the World Cup.