Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Andrew Flick

Published 3:31 am Friday, December 11, 2015

Niles’ Andrew Flick is featured in this week’s Athlete Showcase. (Leader photo/File)

Niles’ Andrew Flick is featured in this week’s Athlete Showcase. (Leader photo/File)

Andrew Flick is a junior on the Niles wrestling team.


What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

AF: Achieving all-state honors.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

AF: Not performing to my ability.

What has been a hardship in your life?

AF: Parents divorcing.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

AF: My stepdad for always supporting me and pushing me to be the best I can be.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

AF: In matches with a close score.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

AF: I was at individual regionals and almost pinned myself.

How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?

AF: Run outside and improve cardio.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

AF: Football.

Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?

AF: My coach, because he always wants the best for us.

How would you give away $50,000?

AF: Put it into the wrestling program.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

AF: The Ring Lardner wrestling team.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

AF: Spend most of my time on schoolwork.

What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?

AF: Staying focused and looking at the big picture.

If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?

AF: The out-of-bounds rule.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

AF: Hardest worker anywhere I go.

What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?

AF: The scariest thing was wrestling the blood round at individual state.

What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?

AF: A teammate be a leader and stay positive when the team was down.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

AF: Fishing, because I love the outdoors.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

AF: Humble.