Athlete of the Week: Kyah Patrick, Beavercreek High School

Kyah Patrick
Kyah Patrick

Name: Kyah Patrick

School: Beavercreek

Sport: Wrestling

Class: 9th grade

Age: 14

Claim to fame: Sectional champ and state alternate as a freshman

Bet you didn’t know: I’ve been wrestling for six years

Toughest opponent/why? Lucas Byrd. He placed third in the state and is ranked fourth in the nation

Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite movie: Moonlight

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite musical artist/song? J-Cole/She’s Mine

Favorite pro athlete/why? Kyle Snyder. He won an Olympic wrestling gold medal at age 19

Favorite smell: Brand new pair of wrestling shoes

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mac and cheese and pulled pork

Game-day rituals: Warm up while listening to music

Person who would play me in a movie/why? Ryan Reynolds because we have similar personalities

Words you live by: Leave it all on the mat

Biggest influence/why? My father because he has shown me what it means to put in hard work

I am most annoyed by: People constantly talking to me

I can’t live without: Wrestling

Most embarrassing moment: Throwing up on the wrestling mat on my birthday

In 10 years, I’ll be: Lifting weights

Best thing about wrestling: The feeling of getting your hand raised

Worst thing about wrestling: Losing

Vegetable I just won’t eat: Green beans

Favorite junk food: Pizza

Favorite school subject: History

Last DVD or video game I bought: Battlefield 1

Person whose brain you’d like to pick: My dad

Love to trade places for a day with: LeBron James

When I’m bored, I like to: Hang out with friends

Worst habit: Eating too much

On your bedroom walls: Poster of Logan Steiber

Talent I’d most like to have: Ability to do acrobatics