Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 13: Sampson Mitchell

Decatur wrestler wraps up senior season as NPSL 220-pound sub-regional champion.

Decatur High School senior Sampson Mitchell, wrestling, was selected as the Federal Way Mirror Male Athlete of the Week for March 13.

Q: What is your favorite subject/class in school?

A: Math/pre-calculus

Q: What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy?

A: Football, judo and video games.

Q: Person who has helped you succeed the most?

A: Decatur wrestling head coach Tevyn Tillman.

Q: The best advice I’ve ever been given by a coach is:

A: “Stop being scared and go for it.”

Q: Describe your pre-match ritual and your favorite post-match meal?

A: Pre — Listen to music. After —pizza and salad.

Q: Song you currently can’t stop listening to?

A: “No Pressure” by J-Boog feat. Snoop Dogg.

From the sideline: Decatur High School senior Sampson Mitchell finished the regular season with a 34-6 record. He won the championship at the North Puget Sound League Olympic Division Sub-Regional wrestling tournament at the 220-pound weight class. He placed second at the WIAA Regional tournament. Sampson was a participant at the 2020 WIAA 4A Mat Classic tournament following a sixth-place finish in 2019. During his senior season, Sampson was weight class champion at the following tournaments in December 2019: Gator Invite, Doc Herren and Graham Morin. Sampson is a four-year varsity letter winner in our wrestling program. Sampson is taking several college preparatory classes at Decatur.