The junior, who competes in the 119-pound division, is among the area's top wrestlers. Dimitrion, 16, is 24-1 (after a 1-1 start) with a championship in the prestigious Kiwanis Invitational at Hernando in December. He was 14-4 last season and advanced to regionals. The 5-foot-4 Dimitrion is hoping for his first trip to the state meet.
Q: If you could fix one thing in the world, what would it be?
JD: All the fighting between countries.
Q: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?
JD: How I react to other people's feelings. I could be more caring.
Q: What is the toughest wrestling hold to escape from?
JD: The head and arm. That's when (the opponent) is pretty much on top of you and they have your head in their arm.
Q: What's your best hold?
JD: I'd say the Granby. That's when you're on all fours and they try to chop your wrist. You roll over on top. And you have their wrist and leg.
Q: You lost me.
JD: It's complicated.
Q: What is the single greatest key to being a successful wrestler?
Q: Who is your dream date?
JD: Beyonce Knowles.
Q: So, would you say she was the best of the Austin Powers girls?
JD: Yeah, definitely.
Q: What's your take on professional wrestling?
JD: I don't know. I've never really watched it.
JD: Yeah, it's just not my thing.
Q: What scares you?
JD: I'm afraid of spiders. That's the only thing that scares me. I'm not afraid of heights or anything else like that.
_ KEITH NIEBUHR