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More Than The Score

March 01, 2007

Matt Gift
Williamsport
Wrestling
Junior

What do you like best about your sport? "I like to wrestle people knowing that I'm wrestling it and nobody else, so it's a great achievement to be actually doing things for myself."

Your greatest accomplishment in your sport? "Winning my very first varsity wrestling match, against North High."

Toughest team you have faced? Northern Garrett

Other sports? Football

Other activities in school you are involved in? Weightlifting and afterschool football

Prematch rituals? "We normally yell at each other to psych ourselves up and get ready for our matches."

Besides your parents, the most influential person in your life? "My brother. I've always looked up to him since I was little. He's been teaching me everything."

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Person you'd most like to meet (alive or dead)? Chuck Liddell

Favorite professional team? Washington Redskins

Favorite athlete? Clinton Portis

Favorite book? "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Favorite movie? "XXX"

Favorite song? "Whatever's on the radio at the time."

Sitcoms, dramas or reality shows? Reality ("The Real World")

Celebrity crush? Jessica Simpson

Dream car? Ferrari

What I actually drive: Chevy Corsica

Favorite school subject? Weightlifting

Least favorite school subject? English

Best place to hang out? "At my brother's house."

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