11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
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Hometown: Yelm, Wash.
High School: Tumwater
Back home in Washington there isn't really much for wrestling in college, in fact there really isn’t much at all on the west coast. The main reason I came was because of the environment. I came on a visit here and I instantly loved the people and the campus.
Best class you’ve taken and why
My favorite class that I have taken this far was probably First Aid and Sport Injury because I learned so many things that I can already use without even having a job yet. Thanks to that class I am CPR trained and I am certified to use AED’s which I think is pretty cool!
Your favorite Central memory
I’ve only been here a year and there are so many. Going to Florida with the wrestling team was a great experience but my favorite part so far would have to be coming so close to beating #3 Coe the other day. It’s just amazing to see how far our team has come.
My dream job would be a physical therapist.
Why you love Central wrestling
I just love the team the coaches and everyone that is a part of the crew. They are such a hardworking group of people that always want more.
Toughest part of practice
The toughest part of practice is when your body is dead tired and things are just getting started. A lot of the times you just need to love the grind and keep pushing forward.
Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
Honesty I would love to have lunch with Rulon Gardner, I would love to see how much that guy could eat!
What you miss most about Washington
The thing I miss most about back home is my family and friends. It’s hard to come out here with no family or relatives in the area. Luckily I have made a new family out here with the wrestling team.
Best thing about being the oldest sibling
My favorite part of being the oldest sibling is just teaching my brothers and being a role model for them.
Why all the other wrestlers are secretly jealous of lightweights
Well most of the time lightweights have a way higher metabolism than the bigger guys so we lose weight a lot easier than them sometimes.
Your best move on the mat
Well I have been known for my big throws, but my most efficient moves are simple things like single legs and nap downs.
Thing most people don’t know about Coach Van Kley
If he gets his hands on you in the wrestling room you better be ready for a battle!
Artist you’d love to see in concert
Kenny Chesney! He’s definitely my favorite singer!
Teammate most likely to win “Fear Factor” and why
If I had to put money on one person on the team I would put my money on Sam Apland, just because he is so crazy.
Favorite Thanksgiving food
Any kind of pie other than pecan.
Win a food eating competition.
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