Athlete of the Week Q & A: Mark Grey
Each week, BRSN sits down for a Q & A session with the Athlete of the Week. This week, we caught up with senior Cornell wrestler, Mark Grey, following his win in the finals of the 133-pound bracket of last weekend’s Binghamton Open over No. 13 Cameron Kelly of Ohio University.
BRSN: Mark, thanks for taking the time to speak with us. You won the 133-pound bracket at last weekend’s Binghamton Open, topping No. 13 Cameron Kelly of Ohio University in the finals. Can you walk us through your mindset before, during, and after competition?
MG: Going into my competition, I was very excited because I had not competed since July, so I was excited to get back on the mat in competition. During the competition, I was just focused on going out there and being relaxed and scoring points. After, I was happy about the result, but know I have a lot to still work on, so I’m excited for the progression.
BRSN: How long have you wrestled? How did you start?
MG: I have wrestled since I was five years old. I started because I followed my brother around to all the tournaments and just rolled around on the mats, and I guess I just ended up loving it.
BRSN: How did you choose Cornell?
MG: My brother went to Cornell and wrestled here, and I just followed in his footsteps, and it also helps that he is an assistant coach for Cornell now.
BRSN: What are you looking forward to the most this season?
MG: I am looking forward to ending my senior year on a high note and hopefully winning a national title for myself and for Cornell as a whole to bring back a national team title.
BRSN: What are some of your interests outside of wrestling?
MG: Outside of wrestling I love to relax and hangout with my family and friends and just enjoy life.