Washington Township wrestler Chalie Huff is a two-time Region 8 champion.
Huff went 36-5 last season and won the regional title at 130 pounds. He was a key member of the team that captured the South Jersey Group 4 title.
Huff is certified to wrestle at 130 again this season. He hopes to wrestle in college but has not made a decision. He is also a three-year varsity running back.
Here is a question-and-answer session with Huff:
Question: What's your favorite: football or wrestling?
Answer: When I was younger, I definitely liked football more. But the last few years, I started liking wrestling more. I think it was because of Ralph Ross [Washington Township's former coach] and the way he got me into the sport. Plus, the results I was having helped me like it more.
Q: What do you like best about wrestling?
A: The thrill of winning. It's just you out there. It's one on one.
Q: What do you like least?
A: Cutting weight. Everybody says that, right? I'm usually pretty good with it, but sometimes it's tough.
Q: Do you ever eat a big meal during wrestling season?
A: When you do that, you know you've got to pay for it the next day, running all day and working out in the gym. That stops you from pigging out as much.
Q: What's the most you ever weighed?
A: I was up to 145 on a good day. But that didn't last long.
Q: What's your favorite food?
Q: Is one slice your limit?
A: I can eat more than one. Then I have to work it off the next day.
Q: What's your favorite subject in school?
A: Math. Numbers come pretty easy to me.
Q: Do you get emotional on the mat, or do you play it cool?
A: I get emotional on the bench, yelling for other guys and rooting for the team. When I'm wrestling, I try to keep a cool head and think about what moves I want to make.
Q: What are your individual goals for this season?
A: Definitely to repeat at districts and regions. I want to end up at the top in the states. I'll be disappointed if I don't do that.
Q: What are your team goals?
A: I'd love to see us repeat. The main thing is to keep it positive. I want us to keep it positive in the room.