Athlete of the Week: Andrew Knick, Northmont High School

Name: Andrew Knick

School: Northmont

Grade: Sophomore

Age: 16

Sport: Wrestling

Claim to fame/honors: Named outstanding wrestler competing in 132-pound weight class at Highlander tournament in Howell, Michigan; state qualifier at 113 pounds last year

Bet you didn’t know … I care more about having good grades than winning a match

Words you live by: Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose

Toughest opponent: Ryan Moore

Biggest influence: My dad

Match-day rituals: Eating sushi and having a good warmup

What’s on your bedroom walls? My medals and plaques

When I’m bored I like to … sleep

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Person who would play you in a movie: Matt Damon

Favorite TV show: Modern Family

Favorite musical artist: Eminem

I can’t live without: Food and water

I can live without: Video games

Favorite book: The Maze Runner

Favorite home-cooked meal: Lasagna and macaroni and cheese

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Favorite smell: Steak

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: I’ll eat anything

I’d love to trade places for a day with … my dog

Whose mind would you like to read? My teachers

Place where you’d love to travel? Sanibel Island, Florida

Talent you’d like to have? Singing

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Tom Brady

Favorite team: Miami Dolphins

Favorite Olympic sport: Wrestling

Something in the world I’d like to change: Racism

Favorite sports moment: Walking out into the Schott (Schottenstein Center) before my first match at state

Favorite junk food: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

Best thing about wrestling: Overcoming the tough challenges that are in front of you throughout a practice and a match

In 10 years, I hope to be … a sports medicine doctor

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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