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.