Chris Heald: Maize & Blue Student Athlete of the Week

chris heald michigan wrestlingOn most Thursday nights, the larger-than-life men and women of Michigan Athletics stop by to share jokes, smiles, friendship and a little cheer with children at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

We know our “Little Victors” look up to these students, and that’s why we’re pleased to present the Maize & Blue Student Athlete of the Week.  Each week, we’ll be shining a spotlight on one athlete to give our Little Victors and their families a closer look at some of the Conquering Heroes who dominate on the field, in the arena and in our hearts.

Congratulations to this week’s featured student athlete:
chris healdChris Heald
Red Shirt Junior, Wrestling, Weight Class 197

West Bloomfield, Michigan

High school:
West Bloomfield High School, Home of the Lakers!

Physical Education

Favorite class:
PE 425 – Physical activity and pediatric disabilities

Favorite super hero:
The Incredible Hulk

Favorite food:

Pre-game ritual:
I sing a song in my head and then bounce up and down to get all the nerves out of me.

Words of advice for the Little Victors:
There are many challenges life puts in front of you. To overcome the challenges remember to never give up, never doubt yourself, and always give 100% effort in everything you do.  Go Blue!!!

Congratulations, Chris!

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best children's hospitalUniversity of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked one of the best hospitals in the country. It was nationally ranked in all ten pediatric specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” and among the 10 best children’s hospitals in the nation by Parents Magazine. In December 2011, the hospital opened our new 12-story, state-of-the-art facility offering cutting-edge specialty services for newborns, children and women.