Meet Heritage High School freshman Kerra Strevel.
Kerra is on the Heritage girls wresting team, and if you ask her what she enjoys doing in her free time, here's what she'll say:
"Fight, dig in the dirt."
There's a reason she likes to dig in the dirt and I'll explain that, but let me tell you about the success she's had on the mat. Since the 5th grade, Kerra wrestled the boys, and thoroughly enjoyed beating them.
"YES! That's what I loved for the past four years," Kerra said.
She joined the girls team when she got to high school and has absolutely dominated the competition. Kerra finished her freshman year a state champion, becoming the first Mountaineer to win an individual Girl's Wrestling State Title.
"That was the best feeling, I've been working for this year since I started."
"She's just got, just a mindset. She wants to do this, she know's where she's going, she's got great focus in everything she does," said Heritage wrestling head coach Jerry Teaster. "I'm really impressed with her, she has a bright future, she has a great opportunity to become a 4-time state champ here."
Kerra also has a great opportunity to earn a free education through the sport, and she has her sights set on a full-ride college scholarship for wrestling.
"It's happening for these girls," said Coach Teaser. "They have a great opportunity to go to college and get an education."
Now here's where that digging in the dirt comes full circle. Kerra says with a wrestling scholarship she wants to go to school study archeology. She also her sights set on competing in the Olympics and becoming a UFC fighter.
Seems like she's got it all figured out.