D6 Athlete of the Week - Michael Berry
"Michael truly demonstrates what it means to be a student-athlete. He always prioritizes academics first and manages to leave plenty of extra time to excel in athletics. He is currently one of the top students in his class, and has had a successful season on the mat as well. As a sophomore, Michael is already a leader on our wrestling team and has improved tremendously since he began wrestling for Northridge as a freshman. I look forward to seeing a strong finish for the season, and I am excited to see what the next two years of high school hold for him." - Easton Ramirez, Wrestling Coach
Student Name: Michael Berry
School: Northridge High School
Sport(s): Football and Wrestling
Position(s): Football - Running Back, Defensive Back; Wrestling - 120lbs.
Tell us about your greatest athletic achievement to date:
"Beating a lot of ranked people this year in wrestling."
What are your goals for this season?
"Place at state."
How do athletics make you a better student?
"Make me learn to be dedicated and to push through tough times."
What mental tool do you use when you're under pressure?
"I breathe and try not to listen to anything else."
What is the best part about competing?
What are your career or college plans after you graduate high school?
"I plan to go to college after high school, and hopefully, still wrestle."
What advice do you have for younger athletes who want to join your sport?
"You have to push through the tough practices to have fun and win a lot."
What is your favorite song to listen to prior to competing?
"'Count Me Out' by Kendrick Lamar."
What is your go-to Pre-Competition food?