I was losing my final match by 10 points. It was the second round out of three, and I couldn’t even understand what was happening around me. I was losing my chance to be part of the US Collegiate National Team. I’d been training for this the whole year, for this moment where I’d be able to compete and start my way on the road to the World University Games in Korea. And I was losing. Time! We had one last break before the final round. I walked over to my coach- who is also my sister- and sat down on the chair. I was exhausted, both mentally and physically. But, this is the exact moment that you train for as an athlete. For these moments, when the stress level is almost unbearable, when your lungs are burning and you don’t think you can last one more kick. This the moment when you decide whether you’re going to be a champion.