Frosh Friday: wrestling longboarder looks forward to tackling high school


Dimitri Antoniou, freshman, says long boarding is his favorite activity because it lets him have the freedom of moving anywhere.

jim weimer, staff writer

Name: Dimitri Antoniou
Middle School: Middle School North

Q: What are you most excited for going into high school?
A: Sports. Mainly wrestling because I was on the wrestling team in middle school. I’m going to try out for the high school team as well.


Q: What do you like about wrestling?
A: It’s competitive. I like competition.  It’s also hard work. If you do wrestling, you are in the best shape of your life, so that’s nice. It’s a way to take out anger and stuff as well.


Q: Did your enjoyment of wrestling lead to any wins?
A: I was okay. Not the best on the team. I didn’t win every match of course but I was still better than the average person.


Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
A: Longboarding with my friends. I go just about every day if it isn’t raining.


Q: What have you learned about yourself and your skills at longboarding?
A: I’m okay, well, pretty bad. I’ll do some stupid stuff sometimes like not paying attention and putting my foot in the wrong place then falling off. I’ll hit a rock sometimes. Other than that I’m okay. I can cruise around and turn really fast. I can do some sliding stuff too. You don’t have to worry about anything you’re carrying because it doesn’t matter on a longboard. I guess what I like about it is the feeling of a big board. You don’t have to worry about having your feet crunch together. It’s just the freedom of moving around everywhere.