Name: Yasire Brooks
School: Belmont Charter School
Coach: Coach McCabe, Coach Nick, Coach Stickney, Coach Carden
Age/Grade: 9 years old, 4th grade
Number of Years Wrestling: 2
Why did you start wrestling? I started wrestling because my brother told me to. Also, it looked fun to me.
Why do you enjoy wrestling? I enjoy it because I get to travel to other places and meet different people. Also, I get to show off my skills. I get to compete against people that are bigger than me and still win. I also enjoy wrestling because it helps me get out my frustrations with a healthy activity.
What impact has wrestling had on your life and academics? I pray before all my matches that I do not get hurt because I know that would hurt my mom. Sometimes when I see people on the street, I give them money and I say to myself that I am not going to be like that. It makes me work harder in school so that one day I can give my mom everything. I plan to make good choices with my life so that I can have a good life.
What do you want to be when you get older? I I want to be a wrestler and if that does not work out I want to be a football player. (Don’t let my size fool you!)
What is your favorite college/university? University of Pennsylvania
Who is your favorite athlete? LeSean McCoy, Adriane Peterson