Aug. 13, 2014
Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is senior wrestler Hunter Wood.
NAME: Hunter Wood
HOMETOWN: Fairmont, W. Va.
MAJOR: Systems Management
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Michael Jordan
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
BEST PART OF ARMY WRESTLING: We’re a family
FAVORITE VENUE TO WRESTLE AT: Madison Square Garden
OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO WRESTLING: Navy
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: Cadet Leadership Development Training, Cadet Basic Training (Platoon Leader), CTLT (FT Bragg), Wrestling during and in between leadership details
TO RELAX, I: Go fishing, read, or run
FAVORITE MEAL: Hometown Hotdogs
FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Outer Banks, N.C.
MY IPOD HAS: Just about everything. The Rolling Stones, Kenny Chesney, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Ray Charles, Childish Gambino, Temptations … and everything in between.
FAVORITE PART OF AN ARMY MATCH DAY: Getting your hand raised
FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: The Army Wrestling room, of course. Fort Putnam is pretty cool too. Fort Putnam allows you to be in the presence of true West Point history.
DESCRIBE ARMY WRESTLING: Words cannot describe Army Wrestling. It is not something you can just talk about; it’s something you have to witness. However, I can say that I have never been around a group of tougher guys where each individual fights for himself, the team, and the “A” on his chest. The Army Wrestling team is truly a brotherhood of warriors, and each warrior displays an endless amount of heart and attitude every time he steps on the mat (#BHAW). We’re more than a team, we are a family. I never grew up with a brother, but now I have 40.
WHAT WRESTLER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014-15: What Army Wrestler won’t surprise people in 2014-15?
WHO IS THE STRONGEST WRESTLER ON THE TEAM: Stephen Snyder aka The Red Panda
WHO IS THE FASTEST WRESTLER ON THE TEAM: Tristan Manderfeld
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST WRESTLER ON THE TEAM: Austin Wilding aka “Ear Boy” aka “Aust gon’ Wild”
WHICH WRESTLER IS MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Samson Imonode
WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO WRESTLE AND WHY: West Virginia University. It would be cool to wrestle back in my hometown.
I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: 243
2014 Getting to Know Archive