WDEL Athlete of the Week

St. George's Hurd - High School Athlete of the Week

By Kara Pokropski Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:13pm
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St. Georges Brandon Hurd is this week's Delaware Sports Zone High School Athlete of the week. In last week's dual match against DMA, Hurd dominated the mat for his 100th victory!

After taking down his opponent with a pin, Hurd admitted it was an emotional moment and he could not have done it with the support from his team - and especially his parents.

"I just appreciate the support from my family, teammates, and coaches. And especially to my father, who has been there for everything."

Wrestling since the first grade, Hurd shared that the best piece of advice he's ever received was, "Never stop. Never stop going." Hurd continued, "Always give it your 100%."

The words that this senior captain would like to pass down to future Hawk wrestlers,"Don't take anything off. Give it 100% everyday...give it 110% actually."

Coach Pat Atkinson hopes that the younger guys take after Hurd's toughness on the mat.

"He's nasty in the wrestling room and at matches," expressed Atkinson."I hope they get that toughness from him."

When asked what this team meant to him, Hurd's first word - everything. "Them behind my back is everything," added Hurd. "That's all I need really - to go out on the mat and fight for them."




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