Athlete Spotlight: Kingsley Menifee

Q: How long have you been wrestling and how did you get involved with it?
A: I started when I was 5, 6, maybe. It’s been quite a while. I got in trouble in elementary school, and I was sitting in the office, and the gym teacher who was the head wrestling coach for the high school, called my mom and told her that I should get into wrestling, and I kind of fell into it after that.

Q: What is your favorite thing about it?
A: The atmosphere. I just love the energy the crowd brings.

Q: What is the most valuable thing that you have learned from this team?
A: Cherish all the moments, because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and you’re not going to be on a high school team again.

Q: What are your plans for wrestling in the future/in college?
A: I’m already committed to college, [I’m going to] Cornell. I have another 4-6 years after high school to keep doing what I love.

Q: How do you feel about the season starting and how do you think it will go?
A: [It’s been going] well so far, we’ve been having so much fun, practice is high-paced, it’s good.