Athlete of the Week: Avery Collins, Waynesville High School

Avery Collins

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Avery Collins

Name: Avery Collins

School: Waynesville High School

Sport: Wrestling

Class: 2018

Age: 17

Claim to fame: You would never beat me in FIFA

Toughest opponent/why: Gage Johnson — he kept the tempo of the match high

Favorite book: The Martian, Andy Weir

Favorite movie: Thor Ragnarok

Favorite musical artist/song: Wiz Khalifa/All for You

Favorite pro athlete/why: Le’Veon Bell — the man is a legend

Favorite smell: Incense

Favorite home-cooked meal: Steak and mashed potatoes

Game-day rituals: Make a good playlist, sleep

Person who would play me in a movie/why: Kevin Hart, obvious reasons

Words you live by: Life’s a journey, pack light, feel the breeze, smile

Biggest influence/why? Mrs. Applegate; she is very honest with me and pushes me to do my best

I am most annoyed by: My little brother, Levi

I can’t live without: My family and friends

Most embarrassing moment: Losing at a home dual

In 10 years, I’ll be: 27

Best thing about wrestling: Podium

Worst thing about wrestling: Practice

Vegetable I just won’t eat: That’s a pretty big list

Favorite junk food: Gummie Bears

Favorite school subject: English

Last DVD or video game I bought: FIFA

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: Steve Jobs

Love to trade places for a day with: Quavo

When I’m bored, I like to: Meditate

Worst habit: Sleeping in

On your bedroom walls: Jamaican Flag, Muhammad Ali calendar

Talent I’d most like to have: To play the fiddle

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