Northeast Florida — 1A-District 3 Pacesetter
Name: Stevie Chopek.
School, grade & weight class: Yulee, freshman, 113.
Accomplishments: After finishing second at Region 1 two weekends ago, Chopek took second again — this time at the 1A state meet in Kissimmee, losing by fall to a two-time Lake Highland Prep state champion in the finals.
Favorite food: Wings or pizza.
Favorite restaurant: Blaze Pizza.
Favorite TV show: Ballers.
Favorite movie: Step Brothers.
Favorite subject in school: Gym & history.
Favorite college/university: Appalachian State University/Cornell University.
Favorite wrestler: Kyle Dake/Tony Ramos.
Favorite athlete (non-wrestler): Muhammad Ali.
Best tournament/dual experience: State finals.
Favorite thing about wrestling: Winning.
Least favorite thing about wrestling: Cutting weight.
When I’m not wrestling, I am most likely… : Hanging out with family and friends.
Coach Brandon Crowder on Chopek: “He has set a standard for preparation and hard work that has infiltrated the ranks of our team. He and a few others have worked out at 5 a.m. for the last year, on top of regular practice. He comes from a great supportive family. I look forward to the years ahead.”
Parents: Steve & Leah Chopek, Yulee.
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