Inside ACCess: A Look Inside ACC Wrestling

Feb. 12, 2010


Wrestling
The best part of being an ACC athlete is... The reason I started wrestling was… After I get out of school I plan to... My favorite way to celebrate a victory is... Winning an ACC Championship would be...
 
Dennis Drury
North Carolina
Senior

The respect we are given from athletes and supporters around the country. The free apparel is very nice too. I was at a friend's house after school in second grade and he had to go to wrestling practice. I decided to go along with him and liked what I saw. I went home that night and told my parents that I wanted to join. I have a tentative plan to spend a few months saving up some money and then move out to somewhere in the Rocky Mountains so I can catch up on all the snowboarding I have missed in the past ten years. I would like to do that for at least a year and then eventually find an actual career and settle down. Ideally I would like to start a business. However, I don't really have any business training or an idea I am passionate about, so that might be pretty difficult. Sitting down with a pepperoni pizza, a plate full of hot buffalo wings, a tall glass of Mountain Dew, and a nice comedic movie. A great way to end my career. While it appears to be incredibly unlikely at this point, I truly think our team could pull it off if everyone has an awesome day. On the individual level, winning the ACC would mean that I had beaten a highly ranked wrestler that I never have before. That would give me unprecedented confidence and momentum heading into the national tournament.
 
Scott Norris
NC State
Sophomore

Having a great team and support program. Also, it's a lot of fun! My brother got me to come to practice with him and I loved how competitive it was. Take the CPA exam and look for a job as an accountant. Going out with the team afterwards for dinner. A huge achievement for me and our team as a whole as we have had to start from the ground up the last few years.
 
Jesse Dong
Virginia Tech
Sophomore

Just being apart of the great athletic family here at Virginia Tech. . I tried every sport! Wrestling is the sport I loved and the sport I excelled at the fastest. Coach wrestling and try to teach youngsters what many people have taught me. Nothing flashy, I don’t try and draw any attention to myself. Although, if you could call it celebrating, slapping my teammates hands and my coaches hands and looking at my dad after a match. A stepping-stone to my real goal of winning an NCAA Championship.