Fortune favors the hard workers. At least, that is how it works for a wrestler. We met up with senior West Ottawa wrestler Julio "the Real Deal" Del Real to discuss the up coming season, We highlighted his off season work ethic, his aspirations and his inspirations.
How did you prepare for this season?
I went to work outs, (off season) tournaments and Kenowa Hills.
What was being on a travel team like?
Its was cool; going outside of my comfort zone wrestling other people that I've never heard of before.
How were the Kenowa Hills Summer Knights Clinics?
I liked them, I plan on using some of the moves that I learned there.
What are some of the hurdles you have to face?
Confidence,pressure to do good and to leave high school and be remembered for something.
What has been for motivation in the off season?
"State titles are won by the ones who love the sport; keep strong to your faith and things will work out."
Who is your wrestling hero?
Ramon Correa, Ryan Lancaster and Jordan Burroughs