Decatur High School’s Elijah Gandert, boys wrestling, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week — District’s Choice for Dec. 29.
Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?
Q: What other activities/hobbies do you participate in?
A: Video games
Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?
A: My dad
Q: Do you have a pre- or post-game tradition? What is it?
A: I like to put on headphones and just jam out before my match
Q: Song you currently can’t get enough of?
A: “Mailbox,” by Chief Keef
From the Sideline
“Decatur hosted its annual tournament, The Hurricane Harris Invitational, Dec. 9,” Gator coach Tevyn Tillman said. “With over 14 teams and 26 brackets, Decatur had one champion – Elijah Gandert. Elijah wrestled tough, wrestled smart, which led to his championship title. In his final match, Elijah dominated a former state placer, beating him 10-4 and taking home the gold. Elijah was in a 16-man bracket, and he is also a freshman wrestling at 126 pounds. Elijah is one of five freshmen on Decatur’s boys varsity team.”
The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Eagle Tire, Federal Way Public Schools and Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse.