Austin Gillham – Student Athlete Of The Week

Name: Austin Gillham

Sport: Wrestling

School: Sultana

Grade: Senior

This week’s accomplishment: Gillham finished second in the heavyweight division at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet. He had three pins and a decision on the way to the championship match.

What do you like most about your sport: That you can take out all your aggression out on the opponent.

How long have you been playing your sport and how did you get started: I’ve been wrestling for six years. I started because my brother Justin wrestled and I wanted to beat him.

Pregame ritual: I like to listen to music to warm up before each match.

Most memorable sports moment: Making it to state as a sophomore and placing second at Masters this year.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why: My coach Rocky Humphrey so I can know all the wrestling moves he knows.

Something most people don’t know about you: I am very family oriented and family always comes first.

How would you spend $1 million: Build my truck and a wrestling gym

Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world: Bahamas

If you had an extra hour every day, how would you spend it: Wrestling

What superpower do you wish you had: To be invisible

Favorite sports team: Iowa State Hawkeyes

Favorite athlete: The Jordan brothers, who wrestle at Ohio State

Favorite superhero: Batman

Favorite TV show: “Family Guy”

Favorite movie: “The Fast and Furious”

Favorite song: “Ill Mind of Hopsin 8” by Hopsin

Favorite meal: Carne asada fries

Favorite local restaurant: Monica’s Tacos on I Ave.

Favorite app: Gigabit Offroad

For more local sports information visit:   www.vvdailypress.com/sports

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