EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Thursday, Jan. 11, 2023) – In America, a lot of people loves the story of an underdog. Someone who people bet against and don’t take seriously. Mi’kel Green is just that.
The 6’2, 265-pound junior has done nothing but turn all his doubters to believers during this wrestling season. The now 20-0 wrestler has taken the IHSAA by storm. Coming into the season with only 1 year of experience, Green didn’t know what to expect.
“I was just talking stuff to my teammates in pre-season about going undefeated. I didn’t think it would actually happen but then I won the Boonville and Memorial tournament and now we’re here,” Green said.
Green has come a long way. He wasn’t able to wrestle last year due to him being overweight. Instead of quitting and doing nothing about it, he became a three-sport athlete (baseball, football, wrestling) and lost weight to be able to compete this year.
In Green’s most recent match he faced adversity. He faced off against his toughest opponent yet from Washington High School. Going into the third round of the match, he was down 8-0. During the last minute of the match, a spark lit in Green. He was able to get from underneath his opponent and pin him with seconds remaining in the match to remain undefeated.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Green, it’s that he knows how to respond to adversity. He goes into matches with a “kill or be killed” mindset.
“Going into matches, I think about my mom. It’s either I die, or I see her eat. I love seeing my mom proud, so that motivates me a lot,” Green said.
There hasn’t been many Bosse wrestlers who have ever been to state before. Being that Green is 20-0, that is a real possibility.
“If I make it to state, I might cry. My goal is to make it to semi-state and see what happens from there,” Green said.
Green is a big goofy well-known personality around Bosse. He can easily make anyone he comes in contact with breakout in a laugh. People love to be around a kid like Green because he makes it easy to root for him.
“Mi’kel is a character. He keeps the room light but knows how to take stuff serious when it’s time. Great kid, you love to have guys like that around,” Stephan Mullen said. Mullen is the head coach of the football and wrestling team at Bosse High School.
With the city and sectional tournament right around the corner, Green’s undefeated record will continue to be tested. He looks forward to protecting it and making history as the season continues.
For more information and updates about Mi’kel Green and the Bosse wrestling team, follow Coach Mullen and the Bosse Athletics page on Twitter @stephan_mullen and @AthleticsBosse.