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  • RICKI CLEMONS — Little Falls wrestling

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    Team: Little Falls Mounties
    Sport: Wrestling
    Age: 18
    Year in school: Senior
    Sport to play: Wrestlingl
    Sport to watch: Major Leaague Baseball
    Athlete: Derek Jeter
    Team: New York Yankees
    Class in school: Forensics
    Movie: Friday Night Lights
    TV show: Family Guy
    Actor: Will Ferrell
    Musician: Lil Wayne
    Song: "Drop the World"
    Food: Pizza
    Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
    I love (wrestling) because of the character it builds and because it is both a team and individual sport. The respect and sportsmanship for both teammates and opponents in this sport is unbelievable.
    What is your most memorable athletic moment?
    In my sophomore year taking first place and most outstanding wrestler at the Little Falls Wrestling Tournament
    Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why
    I would have to say my wrestling coach (Tony Scaparo) because he has taught me so much about life both on and off the mat, He has made me realize that I always need to do my best and never give up no matter what challenges lie ahead.
    What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
    Keeping my grades up (and completing) schoolwork during the long hours involved with wrestling season.
    What are your plans after graduating from high school?
    I plan on attending college and majoring in criminal justice along with wrestling at the college level.
    appeared in February 19, 2011 edition of The Times