Athlete of the Week – Dakota Southworth – Wrestling

How long have you been wrestling? 

“Since seventh grade.” 

Who is your wrestling role model? 

“Probably Michael Kelly. He was a college wrestler and our coach last year.” 

What are your personal goals?

“First off is making it to State and next one is placing at State.”

What are some struggles you have faced in wrestling? 

“I had a skin infection. I haven’t really had too many injuries … just mental. 

What do you do to fight your mental strugles?

“Just keep on believing in myself and my abilities.” 

Favorite memory from this or previous season?

“Proably going down to Urbandale and staying in a hotel with everyone. It’s always pretty fun.” 

Are you planning on participating in wrestling beyond high school? 

“No, that’d just be way tough … to be honest.”

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