High School Wrestling

2-Minute Drill with Beaufort High School wrestler Codrian Smalls

sfastenau@beaufortgazette.comFebruary 15, 2013 

Beaufort High School wrestler Codrian Smalls (top) is trying for a spot in the Class 4-A individual state wrestling tournament this weekend.


Codrian Smalls is friends with college wrestling coaches on Facebook and is working to decide his next step.

The favorite, as evidenced by the Beaufort High School wrestler's T-shirt on Thursday, is Newberry. Smalls wants to join the Wolves.

He still has work remaining with the Eagles, starting today at the Class 4-A individual Lower State meet and later at the state meet in Anderson.

Smalls enters Lower State as the No. 1 seed at 182. He hasn't wrestled any of the others in his bracket.

"I've been thinknig about it a lot this week," Smalls said. "I've seen them wrestle. These guys, all they are about is hips. They have great lower bodies, but not so much upper. If I can take out both legs, everything else will go with it."

Smalls is No. 5 in Class 4-A at 182. The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet caught up with him this week before the Lower State meet for our Two-Minute Drill.

  • What's one word that describes you? Confident.

  • Best way to spend free time? At the YMCA doing zumba.

  • Last movie you saw? Vision Quest.

  • Favorite sports movie? Vision Quest.

  • Who would play you in a movie? Chris Tucker.

  • Favorite pregame meal? Snickers and bottled water.

  • Favorite postgame meal? Spicy Sweet Chili Doritios.

  • Favorite college sports team? Newberry wrestling team.

  • Favorite professional sports team? Baltimore Ravens.

  • Most hated team? Miami Heat.

  • Favorite athlete? Kevin Durant.

  • Celebrity you would want to have dinner with? Mariah Carey.

  • Last book you read? Glass, by Ellen Hopkins.

  • Favorite school subject? Math.

  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.

  • XBox, Wii or PS3? PS3.

  • And what game are you playing? Call of Duty Black Ops 2.

  • The last song to play on your iPod? Keep it Trill, by Kirko Bangz.

  • TV show you can watch over and over again? Happy Tree Friends.

  • Best high school sports memory? Pinning Lexington's Nate Meagher in the third round of the Class 4-A duals playoffs.

  • What are you looking forward to this summer? Wrestling for Bryan Blanton at Lowcountry Wrestling Academy in Summerville.

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