The George Mason wrestling team is back to dual action when it travels to face Franklin & Marshall on Saturday, Devember 6. GoMason.com caught up with freshman Daniel Mika before competition in this installment of Rookie Wrestlers.
GoMason.com: What factors helped you choose to attend George Mason University?
Daniel Mika: The biggest factors were the wrestling program, the great academics, and the school size.
GoMason: What would you say is your favorite thing about George Mason?
Mika: I really enjoy the freedom and the new people I've met here the most.
GoMason: What are some things you looking forward to now that you are wrestling at the collegiate level?
Mika: I am most looking forward to seeing myself progress and become better and better each day at a new level.
GoMason: How has practice and training been so far this season?
Mika: Both have been really great so far. I like who I work with in practice, and I appreciate the training we do outside of the wrestling room.
GoMason: What kind of goals do you have for the upcoming season?
Mika: I have two main goals besides improving as much as possible. Firstly, I want to earn the spot at 174. Secondly, I want to qualify for the NCAA's.
GoMason: Which meets are you looking forward to the remainder of the season?
MIka: I prefer to just take things as they come because I find when I start looking so far ahead I tend to be distracted from the training in the present.
GoMason.com: What is one thing you would like people to know about you?
Mika: I will do the best I can.
What is your favorite…
Favorite Restaurant - Sweet Water Tavern
Movie - Kill Bill Vol. 1
Hobby - Watching movies, playing video games, and spending time with friends