Getting to know…Matt Grossman Sophomore Wrestler

Getting to know...Matt Grossman Sophomore Wrestler

Matt Grossman is a Management major at Wilkes. As a sophomore, he wrestles   at 133 lbs for the university. Grossman is a 2015 NCAA Champion Wrestler.

Q: When did you first start wrestling?

A: When I was in first grade at age 6.

Q: What was your driving force for coming to Wilkes?

A: The ability to obtain a degree in business from a strong business school and wrestle at a very strong wrestling school with a rich winning tradition.

Q: What are your hopes for this season?

A:To have fun and wrestle hard.

Q: How does it feel to be a National Champion?

A: It is a good feeling but now that it is a new season it doesn’t count for anything I need to continue to work hard and work towards winning the NCAAs again.

Q: Wrestling is often considered one of the most physically demanding sports, how do you feel about this statement and how do you keep up?

A: Wrestling is an extremely physically demanding sport. It takes a lot of hard work to get into wrestling shape. To wrestle you need to have excellent cardio and be physically strong along with having excellent technique.

Q: Is there any advice you would like to offer younger student athletes?

A:To work hard and enjoy what you do.

Q; If you could have dinner with any famous person from the past, who would it be?

A: Dave Schultz, he was an incredible wrestler who unfortunately died very young and I have heard that he was a great role model and great person.

His life story has been the inspiration for the movie foxcatcher and for an ESPN 30 for 30.