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LABRON KOZONE-GRAPPLING DREAMS

Pro wrestling is what LaBron Kozone’s wanted to do ever since he was a little kid. As of now, he has been pro wrestling for five to six years. He also teaches at Greensboro’s Fire Star Pro Wrestling Academy.

Kozone’s favorite perk of the job is to put smiles on people’s faces.

“A lot of people have hard situations in their actual lives and when they come to a wrestling show, they are able to forget about all that just for an hour or two,” he said. “Just for two hours, they can either cheer or boo, that’s the biggest thing I get from doing this.”

Kozone’s biggest challenge is learning to not seek everyone’s approval.

“We live in a time where we want to be accepted by everybody. Then you learn that, no matter how good you are, some people are just not going to accept you. If you can press on through that, I think that you’ve matured a lot. You can progress through anything.”

Kozone hopes to reach his potential as a wrestler and plant seeds along the way with his students. He trains all kinds of wrestlers, from high school graduates to people 30 to 40 years old.

“If they want to get into it, I am open to anybody willing to try it. The thing is, this is not for everybody. It’s a tough activity. You got to really love the sport. My football coach told me that you can’t just like football, you got to love football. It’s the same thing with wrestling. You got to love it in your heart and know what you’re in for in your mind.”

Today Kozone enjoys sharing the same space as the wrestlers he admired as a kid.

“…Just being in the same locker room as them is just crazy to me. I’m living the dream.”

The Fire Star Pro Academy is having their first school show on September 4 at the Greensboro Sportsplex.

Want to learn more about the Fire Star Pro Wrestling Academy? Check their website out at: http://www.fspwrestling. com/Headlines.html !

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