Top Ten Toughest High School Sports

This is not toughest sports, but it's the toughest highschool sports. Ones which you dreaded all day, but you just couldn't quit.

The Top Ten

1 Wrestling Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

In the sport of wrestling, only 1 wrestler can represent the team for a given weight class in the varsity division. This means that you have to compete and win against every other team-mate you have in the same weight class for the right to compete at the next meet. Fail this, and you're next shot is JV (and no junior or senior wants to be here). Fail that, and you don't compete.

I've played every sport out there. None of them challenged not only my athletic skills, but my mental and emotional toughness like wrestling did. Every teenage boy should wrestle, it would prepare the men of tomorrow. - decdahalls

By far, the toughest high school sport out there. Requiring so much skill, strength, speed, determination, endurance, stamina, mental and physical fitness. Don't diss it unless you tried it. Anyone who trashes on it either hasnt tried it, or couldn't handle it.

Wrestling requires a tough mind and body

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2 Cross Country

The pain of running distance on terrain gets itself into your nightmares, so you may ask, why do you do it? Because it is the only test to see who can handle more pain, For 20 minutes on a 5k course that makes you question your own sanity, and makes you convinced you we're shaking hands with the grim reaper

"Our sport is your sport's punishment"

Its torture if you suck at it, but if you are good then its really fun!

Running several miles a day is exhausting, and running 3.1 miles at your fastest pace is extremely tough as well. With it being an individual sport, you have so much more stress for competitions than team sports.

3 Football Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

Easiest sport in the world, next to baseball - decdahalls

Aside from the skill, mental preparation, and physical contact, football requires loads of work to prepare you for the game.

4 Swimming Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

True training involves agony pain levels. Oh yeah, limited to no breathing.

When you get tired while swimming, it's a life-death situation...

5 Rugby

Rugby is just Football for men.

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7 Lacrosse Lacrosse Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

Running, conditioning, skillwork, nonstop, and then practice starts.

8 Water Polo

6 players trying to beat the living hell out of 6 other players in the water. No breaks and no giving up because it literally means you can be drowned

Throw the best wrestler or quarterback you know in 8 feet of water and tell them to tread water without using their hands for 45 minutes. Then tell them to do that while passing and catching a balll with one hand while someone else is doing their level best to drown them in the process.

We used to play water polo after swim practice to wind down.

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9 Hockey

Ice on blades, Fighting, big sticks... It's a mans sport...

10 Basketball Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

Sweat! Sweat! And sweat some more!

The Contenders

11 Soccer Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.
12 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
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