Athlete of the Week: Josh Hamilton, Kings High School

Josh Hamilton
Josh Hamilton

Name: Josh Hamilton

School: Kings

Sport: Wrestling

Class: Sophomore

Age: 16

Claim to fame: Making it to district, second youngest Kings qualifier

Bet you didn’t know: I’m adopted

Toughest opponent/why? The kid from Amelia because it was a rematch and we both wanted to go to district. He beat me the first time.

Favorite TV show: NCIS

Favorite movie: The Shack

Favorite athlete/why: Penn State wrestler Bo Nickal because he influences me as a wrestler

Favorite smell: Brownies

Favorite home-cooked meal: Broccoli cheese soup

Game-day rituals: Zone everyone out and get mad

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Ryan Reynolds because he is funny and athletic

Words you live by: Live each day as if it’s your last

Biggest influence/why: My mom because she raised three boys of her own and then adopted five more.

I am most annoyed by: Bullies

I can’t live without: My phone

Most embarrassing moment: Running into a glass door

In 10 years, I’ll be: Teaching a high school band class

Best thing about wrestling: The physical and mental workout

Worst part about wrestling: The schedule

Vegetable I just won’t eat: None

Favorite junk food: Brownies

Favorite school subject: Band

Last DVD or video game I bought: Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Coach Ryan

Love to trade places for a day with: No one

When I’m bored, I like to: Text friends

Worst habit: Biting my nails

On your bedroom walls: I have my trophies and band awards

Talent I’d most like to have: Play any instrument

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