Q: What is it like being a military child?
A: We knew about the military because our mom was in the Marine Corps. My step-dad [also a U.S. Marine] has always had a strong pride for the Marine Corps, which rubbed off on me.
Q: How did you get involved with wrestling?
A: My step-dad got me involved with wrestling. He went to Valley Forge for his first two years of college, winning two national championships there and qualifying for the NCAA tournament.
Q: How does it feel to be a conference champion?
A: It felt really great to be a conference champion, and it will add to my confidence moving forward. The goal is to do well at states.
Q: What is your favorite movie and why?
A: My favorite movie of all time is Stepbrothers. I have watched that movie so many times, and it always gets funnier.
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