Full Name: Michael "Mikey" Vincent Anderson
Birthdate: August 13th, 2007
Wrestling Club: Arlington WC
School: Donelson Elementary
Hometown: Lakeland, TN
Weight Class: 60 lbs
Most significant wins/accomplishments:
11/8/14 - Mayhem in Memphis Tournament Champion/Overall Outstanding Wrestler-bantam
12/13/14- Arlington Bobcat Classic- 1st place bantam
12/13/14- Arlington Bobcat Classic- 4th place- intermediate
12/20/14- West TN youth Championship-1st place bantam
"Mikey" is a legend, both literally and figuratively. He joined the HERO quest a long ways back, and we couldn't be happier he did. We've gotten to see how well Mikey does both on and off the wrestling mat, and we are stoked that he has been a part of the Quest and shared his story with all of us! So whether it be his favorite move the hip-toss, or the struggles of facing difficult opponents, read on to learn a little bit more about Mikey and why he loves the sport of wrestling so much.
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I enjoy wrestling because it is fun and I enjoy the competition.
What is the most important thing wrestling has taught you?
Never give up and finish strong!
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
The mind is always stronger than the body.
How do you handle tough defeats?
I think about how I can be better for the next match.
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
Getting first place and overall outstanding wrestler at a tournament.
How old were you when you started wrestling?
I was 6 years old.
What is your favorite post-tournament meal or treat?
Fruit! Lots and lots of fruit.
Do you have a favorite song that gets you pumped up before a practice or match?
Black or White by Michael Jackson!
What is your favorite wrestling move?
The hip toss is my go-to.
Who is your Hero/role model?
All of my great coaches.
What is your favorite subject in school?
What is your favorite movie?
How to Train Your Dragon.
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
I like to play baseball too!
Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of sports?
Outside of sports I love to hunt and fish.
What are your goals for this season?
This season I want to get better and become stronger on the mat.
What are your goals for your wrestling career?
Someday I want to make it all the way to the Olympics and compete on the world's biggest stage.