Athlete of the Week: Ethan Skillings

Sport: Wrestling

School: Lejeune High

Class: Senior

Quick facts:

• Wrestles in the 160 pound weight class

• Also plays football and baseball

• LHS football’s 2019 offensive player of the year

• All-Coastal 8 Conference selection (offense)

Q&A:

Q: HOW MOTIVATED ARE YOU TO MAKE THIS YEAR A BIG ONE?

A: I’m so ready. I’ve seen myself progress. Sophomore year I only won one time. Last year I was two wins away from states, so this year I am hoping to make states.

Q: WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO MAKE STATES?

A: I am going to have to put in a lot of work in practice, but also out of practice. These weight lifting sessions during practice I’m going to have to do more of.

Q: DO YOU BRING YOUR FOOTBALL MENTALITY TO THE WRESTLING MAT?

A: Yes, I bring that same intensity to every sport I do – wrestling, football and baseball.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?

A: I like wrestling the best, even though I’ve only played it for three years. I feel like it’s my best sport.

Q: WHAT IS SO FUN ABOUT WRESTLING?

A: That feeling when you get your hand raised after every [win]. You get a shock through you or an energy through you.

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?

A: After high school, I want to study sports medicine or go into the Navy.