HOLLAND, MI- Being involved with the program for the last four years has really defined Gavin Hoefakker. We discussed his plans for his senior season and the setbacks he has to overcome.
How did you prepare for this season?
I did get up in the morning and run and lift thing throughout summer and watch my videos in the past.
What are you doing different your opponents are not?
(I think) about the move and stance that I can do and working on fixing my technique.
How was your experience with the Boy Scouts this summer?
Working with boy scouts was great I get to ... learn not to be afraid of anything and building friendship and other bond with kids I did not know.
What are some of the hurdles you have to face?
My appendix was taken out (in October) it (sets me back) on wrestling when I can be on the mat.
What has been for motivation in the off season?
Being my last year I want to go out with the biggest BANG that I can do.
Who Is your wrestling hero?
My wrestling hero, would be (Coach) Montoya because he (reminds me) that when you fall you need to pick yourself up and continue the match.