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Senior Blake Metcalf stands atop the podium after winning the Mountain View tournament.

Blake Metcalf

Q: Who or what inspires you to work hard as a wrestler?

A: My mom inspired me because it kept me out of trouble and kept me working in school.

Q: Why did you decide to play?

A: My brother was always picking on me, and I decided that I wasn’t going to have it any more.

Q: How have your coach and your teammates influenced your years of wrestling?

A: They tried their best to help me out in anyways they could, and they pushed me to work harder.

Senior Blake Metcalf poses in the hallway during a wrestling tournament. (Photo Courtesy of Blake Metcalf)

Q: Describe your favorite memory or moment in wrestling.

A: My favorite memory would be winning the Mountain View tournament.

Q: What is your biggest takeaway that you have learned through wrestling?

A: You have to have patience in life no matter what you’re going through.

Q: Describe a challenge you overcame in wrestling and how you moved on.

A: I wrestled with the flu when I was in 8th grade, so it was definitely a challenge to find the strength.

Q: How have you grown in the past 4 years of playing?

A: I’ve calmed down more than usual.

Q: How has your experience in wrestling contributed to who you are now?

A: It made me a better person because it showed me that if you want something, you have to go get [it]; it it’s not going to just come to you.

Q: Do you want wrestling to be involved in your future? 

A: No, I don’t see a future in wrestling for me.

Q: What will you miss about being on the wrestling team when you graduate?

A: I will miss my teammates joking around with me through all of the tournaments.

 

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