Full Name: Dakota Marie Cassidy Dinielli
Birthday: September 29th, 2004
Wrestling Club: CT Green Knights
School: Toffolon Elementary School
Hometown: Plainville, Connecticut
Weight Class: 94 lbs. Novice.
Most significant wins/accomplishments: 1st Place at State Qualifiers and making it to State as a First Seed.
Dakota-Marie Dinielli has got to be one of the most fun and down-to-earth wrestlers to come to the HERO Quest. She loves the sport, she loves the competition, and she knows that the hard work and practice is what makes a good wrestler into a great wrestler! She has true heart, and she takes into all aspects of her life. When asked how to handle tough defeats, Dakota knows that not only should you be a good winner, but you have got to be a good loser too. Shaking off a defeat goes a long ways, in all aspects of life, and we are sure that is why Dakota is destined for greatness in whatever she may do in the future. It has been such a pleasure having her as a part of the Quest, so please be sure to read on and learn a little more, and congratulate Dakota too!
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
I enjoy wrestling because it takes practice and hard work.
What's the best thing wrestling has taught you?
That in life you have to work hard and have patience to succeed.
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
Do not show your feelings on the mat. Be a good winner and a good loser.
How do you handle tough defeats?
I take a break and listen to music.
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
Wrestling in a middle-school bracket in girls states and placing second in a five person bracket, even though I am a first year novice.
What's your favorite wrestling move?
My favorite wrestling move is the bear hug.
What's your favorite subject in school?
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
Yes! Cheerleading, football, gymnastics and swimming.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?
I also play the trumpet in our regular and jazz band!
What are your goals for the next 1-5 years?
Keep wrestling, playing the trumpet, doing gymnastics and playing football.
Where is your biggest area where you could improve?
I'm going to work on keeping my hands close to my body in neutral position.
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