Full Name: Zachary Makanamaikalani Smith
Birthday: June 23rd, 2006
Wrestling Club: United States Army Garrison, Ansbach
School: Illesheim Elementary, Germany
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Weight Class: 52 lbs. but wrestles in 62lb. division.
The all-impressive Zach Smith, this guy means business. Zach brings something special to the table, not only because he is one of the top young wrestlers, but because he is one of very few wrestlers who wrestles all over the world. An exciting addition to the HERO Quest, Zach believes that wrestling is so important because it takes discipline. Whatever you do, you have to leave it all on the mat. Zach has an awesome attitude and terrific focus, and we really can't wait to see all the things he has to offer in the future.
Be sure to read on and learn a little more about Zach!
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
Because it requires skill!
What's the most important thing wrestling has taught you?
Wrestling has taught me discipline and self-control.
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
Give it all. Do my best. And leave it all on the mat!
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
My undefeated record.
How old were you when you started wrestling?
Only 5 years old!
What is your favorite post-tournament meal or treat?
A big juicy hamburger!
Who is your Hero/role model?
My dad, who is a soldier and fights for our country.
What is your favorite subject in school?
What is your favorite movie?
Big Hero 6.
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
Baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?
Video games and playing outside with friends.
What are your goals for this season?
Win all my matches.
What are your goals for your career?
My goals are to attend a wrestling camp in the U.S. this summer – I hope Sunkist kids since my father is looking to retire in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ultimately, I would love to be a U.S.A Champion like my favorite wrestler, Jordan Bourroughs.
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