Ivan Green isn't a typical wrestler.
He didn't go to wrestling camps as a boy and he didn't take up the sport because he thought he would be great.
As a freshman, football was ending and his friends were heading to wrestling. Green decided to give the sport a shot. It didn't come easy.
As a first-year wrestler, Green entered the program at 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 195 pounds. On senior night, Thursday, Green won his match at the 145-pound weight class.
"I just liked it immediately," Green said. "It pushed me mentally and physically."
Green said he likes that wrestling is a team sport.
"You wrestle as an individual, but it is all about getting points for your team," he said. "All of these guys are like your brothers. They push you to do your best."
Green said he started wrestling to get in better shape.
"I wanted to get in top shape," Green said. He did. He dropped all the way to 132-pounds and since then he has added muscle and jumped two weight classes.
Green won a 3-2 decision Thursday to improve to 12-9 on the season.
"I always strive to get better to help my team," Green said. "I want to do all I can for my team."
Green would love to keep wrestling in college even though he knows that would be a lot tougher, he just loves the sport that much.
Right now, he is focused on finishing the year strong.
"We have to get to Regionals and see what we can do there," Green said.