Getting to Know: Hunter Wood

Hunter Wood

Hunter Wood
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

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