Prep Profile: Mishicot wrestler Luke Finnel

Prep Profile: Mishicot wrestler Luke Finnel


Prep Profile: Mishicot wrestler Luke Finnel



Spookie Lukie

Sports Luke competes in:

Football and wrestling

All-time sports achievement:

“Placing third at the Lourdes Academy Oshkosh on the Water Classic this past December.”

All-time individual achievement:

“Maintaining a 3.9 G.P.A. throughout high school while taking several difficult college-level classes.”

No. 1 athletic goal:

“Make it back to State.”

Luke’s thoughts:

“I feel much better than I did last year. My individual goals are to achieve 150 career high school wins and to make it back to State. As a team so far we have struggled due to the low amount of guys we have out for wrestling. But if you take out the points teams have scored on us do to forfeits, we are much better.”

Coach Mike Pratt’s thoughts:

“Luke’s season has gone pretty much as planned. … Luke has steadily progressed this year and has added some more take-downs and setups to his arsenal. He has worked extra hard to get back to State. Coaching Luke these last four years has been very enjoyable for me. He is very enthusiastic about wrestling. He always wants to learn new moves/techniques. He has gotten so much better since his freshman year. … Luke has a great attitude, work ethic, and is very goal-oriented. He will succeed in any career he chooses. I think Luke would make a great wrestling coach. Luke’s overall leadership has really helped our team. He has been a captain for the last two years but started taking more of a leadership role midway through his sophomore year. He loves to wrestle and his enthusiasm has trickled down through the entire Mishicot team. Luke looks for more opportunities to wrestle outside of the regular high school practices. This dedication has rubbed off onto other wrestlers on our team. … Luke has contributed to the team and the Mishicot wrestling ‘family’ in so many ways. He has made everyone around him better. His contributions will be felt long after he graduates Mishicot High School.”

Luke’s favorites

Sport: Wrestling

Pro/college athlete: Ryan Braun

Pro/college team: Milwaukee Brewers

Musical artist or group: Eminem

Song of all time: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

TV show: “The Office”

Movie: “Step Brothers”

Class: Math

Food: Teriyaki chicken wings

Saying or piece of advice: “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital” by Joeseph Vincent Paterno

Hobby: Dirt bike racing

What if …

You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be?: Travis Pastrana

You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be?: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be?: Bill Gates

Quick Q&A

Who inspires you most?: “My little brother Mitchell who has Down syndrome.”

What is your dream vacation destination?: Hawaii

Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced?: “(Teammate) Ty Pelot, I wrestle him every week in practice.”

What’s your No. 1 pet peeve?: “The sound of chewing or people chewing with their mouth open.”

What do you want to do for a living?: “I would like to get into sales or marketing.”

Why are sports important to you?: “They give me something fun to do and keep me striving to better myself.”

Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos?: “I don’t know, Facebook is boring.”

What’s your strength as a person?: “I feel I am very determined, hard working and I am a good leader.”

What do you still need to work on?: “I am not very organized and my grammar isn’t very good.”

Do you have any pre-meet rituals?: “No I’m not a believer in luck. I just like to stay focused and not get stressed out.”

Top person you follow on Twitter?: Daniel Tosh


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