Team: Little Falls Mounties
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"
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