Do you have any family who wrestled before you? How did they do?
My brother Tad Griffith is the only person in my family who wrestled before me. He placed at state two times and got injured his senior year coming in ranked second under Nelson Brands.
Did you catch on to wrestling quickly or was it a gradual process?
I caught onto wrestling pretty quickly. My first year started out rough but got a lot better throughout the year winning some tournaments, and having lots of fun.
I have always wrestled in clubs. I've always been a bit bigger than other people my age and experience, so going out and finding clubs was hard, but i have found good people and partners along the way.
My most memorable moment was going 0-2 at Tulsa nationals my 8th grade year after cutting a lot of weight. It motivated me to become a better wrestler, since that feeling is not good.
My wrestling heroes were Tony Ramos and David Taylor. They both wrestle with intensity and were successful
I only placed two times never winning it. I got 7th my sixth grade year, and 3rd my eighth grade year.
Between 7th grade and 8th grade I noticed a lot of improvement, from not qualifying to getting 3rd was big for me. Then from freshman to sophomore year, I went from not qualifying to winning state.
Everyone I wrestle is a tough competitor, I can never relax on anyone, Everyone is there to beat me and everyone is there to become the best.
My best battles have been with Ryan Plummer, Ashton Barker, and Logan Neils. These people pushed me to the end of a match, and that is always a good match.
My favorite style is folkstyle, I like to get on top and ride and turn people.
Go undefeated and take it one match at a time, obviously winning state would be great but i need to improve more.
The Independence Cliff keen Invitational and the IHSAA state tournament are amazing and bring good competition.
I was in shock, but I had my friends around me and lots of people to help me not be uncomfortable.
I became the popular person, I had teachers coming up to me congratulating me, I had people I had never met congratulating me. The atmosphere was awesome and I want to bring more of it to Lincoln.
I'd describe myself as a technician, someone like a college and high school David Taylor, long and loves to get to his offense quick.
I want to work harder and perform better, become the most dominant wrestler in the state, and if i can, even further.
I do not play any other sports now, I used to play baseball and I would say I was decent but never great.
I love to go to Crossfit and play video games, and a good memory is meeting the people I have met.
The best advice I have ever received is that I can only control how much fight I have. You can never teach someone how to have heart and fight but you can teach them how to wrestle. My dad gave me this advice about three years ago.
Work as hard as you can now so you can reap the benefits later, it might suck but it all becomes worth it.
All of my coaches are influential to me. I'm constantly surrounded by good people, whether that's a good parent, a good coach, or just an in general good person. They all want me to succeed and they influence me to become better as a person before an athlete.
I would love to wrestle in college, it has been my goal to wrestle for a top team in the country and win big matches.