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VYPE Q&A: Cy Lakes state runner up wrestler Joaquin Bautista

Bautista finished in second place at the UIL State wrestling meet. Vype

WHO: Joaquin Bautista, Cy Lakes, Senior

What: Won the ATH Poll of the Week - Boys Wrestler of the Year Poll

VYPE: How long have you been wrestling and how did you get your start?

JB: I’ve been wrestling for 10 years and my dad got me started he wrestled in high school, college, and internationally. My whole family wrestles so it’s like a legacy for our family.

VYPE: Before you step onto the mat, what is going through your head?

JB: I have a game plan of what shots I’m going to hit and just know I’m confident in my self and my coaches.

VYPE: Without giving away too many of your secrets, what is your favorite wrestling technique?

JB: I like to pull a lot and move my feet and score a lot.

VYPE: In the State Final bout, you fell in a tough match. Looking back at it, is there anything you would have done differently?

JB: Get more solid attacks off and pull just a little bit more.

VYPE: What are your plans after you graduate from Cy Lakes?

JB: I plan on attending Iowa state University and wrestling for the cyclones

VYPE: Favorite subject in school?

JB: I love history and the agricultural subjects in school

VYPE: Go to pre-match meal?

JB: I eat a bagel with peanut butter and honey and a banana with some water and a body armor drink.

VYPE: What is one moment from your HS wrestling career that you're going to remember for the rest of your life?

JB: Making it to the state finals because it was so loud and amazing it will be some thing I remember for the rest of my life.

 

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