Interview with the Oregon Wrestling Report
- Interviews and Guests - April 1997
TOWeR: Howdid you get into wrestling, and were you successful at an early age?
Kerry:Well,I began wrestling in 7th grade. It was a result of a combination of things.First of all, I wanted to do something to keep me busy after school. Ichose sports. Originally, I wanted to play basketball. The school thatI went to did not allow 7th graders to play basketball, so that was a nogo. I had a friend that had been wrestling for a long time and he suggestedthat I go out for the team. I did and instantly fell in love with the sport.From then on is all history. It took me a while to gain success.In fact, my first year I did not compete in one dual. But, I kept goingto practice and when the off season came I worked out two to three timesa week and I got alot better from that. The following year I won the startingspot at 158 for the freshman team and went 7-1. From then on I nevermissed a day of practice, both during the regular season and summer. Ihave been improving ever since then.
you have any advice for young wrestlers wanting to continue wrestlingin
you have any hobbies besides wrestling?
your college (Penn State University) and why did you choose it?
your greatest personal memory/achievement in wrestling?