This week Gophersports.com caught up with freshman Alex Daughtery. Alex is this week's Jennie-O-Wrestler of the week. Alex hails from from Monaca, PA.
Why did you first decide to become a wrestler?
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Both my older brothers wrestled and they were very enthusiastic, talented, and dedicated; I had to join the family sport.
What made you want to come to Minnesota?
I chose Minnesota based on academic reputation.
What are you most looking forward to in college?
Definitely my classes; I can't wait to finally be in a college classroom environment.
Do you have any pre-match rituals?
I stretch and then, before I walk onto the mat, I slap my thighs and calves. My high school teammates made fun of it but it gets me a little extra hyped.
What is playing on your ipod right now?
Where are you going - Dave Matthews Band
What are your favorite movies?
Billy Madison, Friday Night Lights, and Tommy Boy are a few favorites.
What are some talents or skills you have outside of wrestling?
I am pretty good at Calculus and NCAA Football for PS3.
What do you plan to major in?
If you had to pick one thing to eat the rest of your life what would it be?
A potato, it's a pretty versatile food.
What are some of your goals for your first season as a Golden Gopher?
what I can and improve my technique then finish the season with a winning
Favorite Sports Team? Steelers
Favorite food? Mashed Potatoes
Favorite T.V. Show? Family Guy
Favorite vacation destination? Anywhere
Favorite Cereal? Cocoa Puffs