Full Name: Arick Atwater Himes
Birthday: July 18th, 2006
Wrestling Club: School Street Elementary
School: Bradford Wrestling School
Hometown: Bradford, PA
Weight Class: 65 lbs.
Most significant wins/accomplishments: Two time Section IV Champion, 3rd place Area V, 2nd place@ Penn State tournament. Total record: 90-15 in 3 years of wrestling.
Arick Himes is a terrific wrestler and a kid who takes the skills he learns on the mat into other parts of his life. He's not only hard working, but he knows that the best way to get better is to look to the future, learn from the past and then forget about the past. Arick has been a pleasure to watch for all of us on the HERO team, bringing his great attitude and great outlook on life to our company. We are sure that he will continue to work extremely hard and accomplish all his goals, and we look forward to seeing it done. Go on, read about Arick and all his great accomplishments, and be sure to congratulate him if you see him anytime soon!
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I like learning new techniques and drilling with my friends.
What's the most important thing wrestling has ever taught you?
To never give up no matter what.
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
Go out there and have fun, win or lose.
How do you handle tough defeats?
Work harder and beat him next time and be tougher.
Who is your Hero/role model?
Dan Gables and the Incredible Hulk and my dad.
What is your favorite subject in school?
I love math!
Do you play any sports besides wrestling?
Yes, I play baseball and football.
Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of sports?
Yes, I like video games and to hunt and fish.
Where is the biggest area where you could improve?
Controlling my nerves and getting more confident in myself.
What are your goals for this season?
To continue to improve in school and work hard and get better and to win a State Title in Wrestling.
What are your goals for your wrestling career?
Win a State Title and win an Olympic Gold Medal.