There is just a different mindset to wrestlers.
It's not a bad midset, just a different one. It's take a special breed of person to be able to shed weight at a moment's notice to make sure you can be in a certain weight class.
For MacArthur quarterback Ricky McCarty, that mindset is as natural as the need to eat in the first place.
McCarty, who is a state champion on the mat, knows what he will do once the football season is over is going to be taxing on his body. He also knows that you do what it takes to be a champion.
"It's just hard work," McCarty said. "When I start off I will weigh 180 and then start wrestling at 170 and wrestle there for a little bit until I can start cutting off more weight and end up at 160 at the end of the season."
McCarty said he expects to likely cut 25 points for wrestling season, weight he put on over the summer in the weight room for football season.
"I have done it so long since I was little that I just do the same things every day like a routine," McCarty said. "As of right now I will just put on as much weight as I can, get as big and fast as I can, and then during wrestling season I just have to lose what I need to lose."