Kids! of the Month
Amazing Kids! is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of the Month!
Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things. We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements.
Amazing Kids! of the Month for July, 2003:
Amazing Young Wrestling Champ, Compton, California!
Quote of the Month:
"What I like most about wrestling is that it's an individual sport. You can't blame anyone for fumbling. You win or lose on your own merit."
Joey Davis, age
Hard work. Dedication. Focus. Perseverance. These are just some of the reasons for the amazing success of this month's Amazing Kids! of the Month winner, 9 year old Joey Davis from Compton, California.
Read Joey's story of his wrestling successes below and see if you think you might want to try your hand at wrestling too. Remember, you will never know if you can do something unless you try!
And don't forget,
if you, or a young person (or persons!) you know, has an amazing project
you are involved in, or a special skill, talent or ability you want to
tell the world about, be sure to let Amazing Kids! know about it!
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Ever since the age of 6, when his dad introduced him to the sport, 9 year old Joey Davis has loved wrestling. Being from a family of wrestlers has had a big influence on Joey! Joey's older brother Brandon was on the wrestling teach at Compton High School, and Joey's dad Joey Davis Sr. was a wrestler at Roosevelt High in Gary Indiana, later at Cerritos College, and more recently was the wrestling coach at Compton High.
Joey knows just how
fortunate he is to have such an amazing role model and mentor in his life.
In his hometown of Compton, Calfornia, there are many kids who aren't so
lucky to have someone like Joey's dad in their lives to help them reach
their dreams. (Fittingly, his dad was recently honored with the title
of "City of Compton Male Role Model of the Year 2003!")
Thanks to the help
of his dad as well as his own amazing innate
athletic ability, in just a few short years, Joey has racked up over 120
winning wrestling matches, including the Triple Crown at the California
USA Wrestling meet in 2003. Amazingly enough, in all of his competitions
he has attended, he has lost only 5! See below to
see some of the matches he has won.
Most recently, Joey
won the Gold medal at the California State Games at Patrick Henry High
School in San Diego. He is now qualified to compete in the National State
Games in Connecticut. He is now actively looking for a sponsor to
help cover the airfare to Connecticut. If you know anyone who can
help Joey pay for his airfare to Connecticut, please email his father Joey
Davis, Sr. at: email@example.com
Amazing Joey doesn't just excel at wrestling; he is also a talented football player and track runner too! He is the quarterback for the Compton Titans.
Below are some of Joey's winning matches, with the titles and categories he has won:
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