A state qualifier as a freshman, Kaleb Davis is looking to make even more strides on the wrestling mat this season.
And Davis, who wrestles at 160lbs, is already off to a good start. He came in first at the 30th annual Pierce-Davis tournament and third at USAF-Eagles Invitational.
“I like winning, so it feels really good to win. It’s just you and another man out there battling,” Davis said. “I knew coming into wrestling program that they were really good, and I knew I had to step up wrestling game if I wanted to be good.
“It’s like a second family.”
Davis also plays football at Rosewood. After being on the JV team as a freshman, he moved up to varsity this season.
The Eagles had an experienced team, so Davis didn’t get onto the field a lot. Still, he learned a lot from the seniors on the team, and he is looking forward to making an impact next season.
“I just always wanted to play football in high school,” Davis said. “I love running into people full speed. I love reading the field.”
Davis got first got interested in wrestling during the eighth grade after a teammate’s mom told him that he’d make a good wrestler.
It did not take Davis long to fall in love with wrestling.
“My eighth-grade teacher, Mrs. Tourtal, who is one of my teammate’s mom, told me to wrestle, so it would get me better at football, and I fell in love with wrestling,” Davis said.
Davis also enjoys being on the same team as his older brother Gavin Davis, who is a senior at Rosewood.
“It’s amazing, he pushes me at practice more than I think anyone does, and it gets me a lot better,” Davis said. “I couldn’t say I’d be in the same spot without him pushing me at practice.”