School: Pearl River
Weight class: 152 pounds in Division 2
What made you want to try wrestling? When I was younger I played every sport. Pop Warner in the fall, Little League in the spring and I was too short for basketball so I happened to try wrestling. The rest is history 🙂
What is it that you love about the sport? I’m a senior now and have a different perspective on the question. When you’re younger, most kids will say, “Winning and getting their hand raised.” I’ve realized that I always loved the great times I’ve had with my teammates during all the trips, camps, duals and tournaments.
What are some of the most difficult aspects of it? Wrestling consumes most of your time, so if you want to be a champion you have to dedicate all your time to wrestling. It’s very demanding.
What was the most challenging moment of the season for you? I dislocated my knee cap and it kept dislocating throughout the season, which made me miss a lot of practice and matches like the Minisink Dual Tournament, the Shoreline Tournament and I had to injury default out of Eastern States.
What was going through your mind when you had your hand raised as a section champ? I was happy that I made it back after a tough season. Also, can’t wait for the section practices and for all the swag we get.
How would you describe yourself on the mat? An animal.
And off of the mat? I’m pretty lazy. I don’t really do much.
When you’re not wrestling, what are you usually up to? I’m usually hanging out with friends and working out.
What will be your first meal after wrestling season is over? I’ve been eating everything I wanted since Easterns, so now I have to drop a few pounds for the golf season.
Got any good jokes? A skeleton walks into a bar and says to the bartender, give me a beer and a mop.