Athlete of the Week Archive

Nov. 16, 2007


Eric Coxbill

Why did you choose UW?
I have a lot of family that has come to school here, my cousins, my brother, my sister and my folks went here as well. I like it because it's in state and I have always been a Cowboy fan.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
Time and time again you do the same thing over and over and it becomes a routine, I just like to get warm.

How do you stay focused and ready during an all-day tournament, with so many matches and down time?
I like to get a good stretch and cool-down in so I don't get too tight. I like to get off my feet, hydrate and think about the match and focus for the next one.

How did you get into wrestling?
When I was little, my brother and I were always fighting and messing around in the house. They finally brought us into the wrestling room and said we can do that all day in here.

Do you have a "go to" move?
I like to use the "fireman's" off of my rush in. That's kind of my style, I just like to go after kids and whatever comes, comes.

What is your favorite thing to eat after weigh-ins?
I like to drink a big Gatorade and eat a bagel and a banana.

What kind of music do you listen to?
I like rock, country, a little rap, pretty much anything.

If you could change one thing about the sport of wrestling, what would it be?
I would like to have a night before weigh-ins so you could hydrate and get yourself ready to go for a match.

What is your least favorite exercise to do?
I don't like to do "gate swings" before we start lifting. You basically squat down, and you stay in that position for a long time. They are not very fun.

Qdoba or Chipotle?

What is your favorite T.V. show?
That 70's Show

What is the last concert you went to?
I went to Def Leppard at Cheyenne Frontier Days.