Full Name: Nathan Rioux
Birthday: December 27th, 2006
Wrestling Club: Contenders Wrestling Club
Hometown: Avon, Indiana
School: Pine Tree Elementary
Weight Class: 50 lbs.
Most significant wins/accomplishments: 2015 Indiana State Folkstyle Champion; 2014 USAW/CK Folkstyle National Champion; 2014 & 2015 Tour of America Dominate the Dells Champion; 2014 Show Me Nationals Champion; 2013 & 2014 Indy Nationals Champion; 2014 Indiana Folkstyle, Freestyle, Greco State Champion; 2014 Indiana State Triple Crown Winner
Nathan Rioux is an awesome wrestler and a fierce competitor, bringing so much to the HERO Quest! He always sticks to his mantra of being the hardest worker out on the mat, and that is what makes him so great! We are sure he is destined for great things, and we at HERO can't wait to see it!
Why do you enjoy wrestling?
Because I like to win and it helps me get stronger.
What's the most important thing wrestling has taught you?
To be a hard worker!
What's the best advice your coach has given you?
To always work hard, and to always be a good sport and teammate.
How do you handle tough defeats?
Practice harder so I can come back and win the next match against that kid.
What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?
Nationals and my Triple Crown.
What's your favorite wrestling move?
Do you have a hero/role model?
My Coach Ryan Parrish and Jordan Burroughs.
What's your favorite subject in school?
I like science!
Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?
I also play Football and I played baseball when I was younger.
Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?
I like to go fishing.
What are your goals for your wrestling career?
To wrestle in the Olympics and win a Gold medal.
What are your goals for the next 1-5 years?
To have an undefeated season.
.What is your biggest area where you could improve?
I need to get better at getting off bottom.
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