Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Deny White

Deny White is a freshman on the Dowagiac wrestling team.

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

DW: Being a starter.

Deny White

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

DW: Getting pinned real fast.

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

DW: My dad. He is always pushing me.

When are you the most nervous while you are


DW: Before a match.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

DW: Not making weight.

How do you tend to work out/train when by yourself?

DW: As hard as I can.

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

DW: Basketball.

Why are sports an important part of a high school


DW: Being able to push yourself in life.

How would you give away $50,000?

DW: I would give it to the high school.

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

DW: Notre Dame football.

If I did not play sports, I would…?

DW: Go hunting and trapping.

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

DW: Making weight.

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

DW: Getting slammed.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?

DW: I am a good athlete.

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

DW: Riding a sling-shot ride.

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

DW: Kody (Walker) beating the No. 1-ranked kid at 112-pounds.

What is your favorite hobby? Why?

DW: Wrestling, because it is fun to do.

Choose one word to describe yourself:

DW: Funny.


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