A to Z with Myckel Hutchinson
Published: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.
WEIGHT CLASS: 152 pounds
A nother wrestler I would pay to watch compete: Fox Baldwin from Osceola in Kissimmee.
Note: Baldwin, a three-time state champion at 160 pounds, broke the national record for career wins and pins this season. He's a junior.
B est movie I've even seen: “Rio.”
C oach Billy Pankey's best words of advice? “You've got nothing to lose.”
D efeating city rivals Gainesville and Eastside last Friday and Saturday to win both Buchholz's first city title and claim the Bobcat Duals was … One of the best feelings in the world. It's just taking it day-by-day and asking how hard did you work? Did you work hard enough to win cities? Did you work hard enough to beat GHS and Eastside?
E SPN's best program: SportsCenter.
F inishing as the individual city champion at the 138, 152 and 160-pound weight classes over the last three years has been possible because ... I just put myself in the right mindset and go out there and compete no matter who I'm against and no matter what their record is.
G o-to wrestling move during a big match: I just go double underhooks.
H ow I got started in the sport: Freshman year I was on the football team and the football coach encouraged us to do an offseason sport. So I said I would just workout with the wrestling team and not go to meets, but I guess Pankey talked me into it.
I nteresting thing about me away from wrestling: I guess I can cook.
J oker on the team: I'd say myself. I do pranks. It's OK to lighten it up and have a joke and a laugh every now and then.
K ey to reaching the Class 3A state tournament as a team this year, after only one BHS wrestler, Deontrae Neal, advanced last season? Everybody has improved since last year. We've been taking more steps and putting in more work in the offseason.
Note: Neal finished as the Class 3A state runner-up at 285 pounds.
L east favorite BHS sports moment: At my Clay tournament this year I wrestled a match, but I kind of had a concussion while I was wrestling. I want to have that tournament back, because the kid I lost to, I lost to by a point and he ended up winning the tournament.
M usic I enjoy listening to: Rap and hip-hop.
N ickname: My friends call me Kell.
O ne person in my life who inspires me most: I'd say my dad. He's a hard-working person, and he teaches me to overcome obstacles and to never have excuses and just get the job done.
P otential college major: Sports medicine.
Q uiet-time activity after practice or a wrestling meet: Go home and the first thing I do is go to the kitchen, get some food and then go to my room and I just watch cartoons for the rest of the day.
R eading newspapers in print or browsing the Internet to get my high school sports information: In print.
S uperstition I have: I believe in ghosts.
T witter or Facebook: Facebook.
U niversities or colleges considering: I want to wrestle in college and coach Pankey said he's going to help me out. He was talking to me yesterday about some schools in Georgia and Tennessee. But if I couldn't wrestle, the college I'd like to go to in Florida would be UCF or maybe South Florida.
V acation spot I love: The beach.
W hat the workload of a typical BHS wrestling practice looks like: It's hard. This room gets hot, and it's a three-hour practice and you probably get two water breaks. You're just going at it with your teammates. Way tougher than football practice.
X box, PlayStation or Wii? Xbox.
Y ear I was born: 1996.
Z oo animal I like most: A monkey.