Zachary Smith: HERO Quest LEGEND

March 22, 2015 7 Comments


Full Name: Zachary Makanamaikalani Smith 

Birthday: June 23rd, 2006

Wrestling ClubUnited States Army Garrison, Ansbach  

School: Illesheim Elementary, Germany

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Weight Class: 52 lbs. but wrestles in 62lb. division.  


The all-impressive Zach Smith, this guy means business. Zach brings something special to the table, not only because he is one of the top young wrestlers, but because he is one of very few wrestlers who wrestles all over the world. An exciting addition to the HERO Quest, Zach believes that wrestling is so important because it takes discipline. Whatever you do, you have to leave it all on the mat. Zach has an awesome attitude and terrific focus, and we really can't wait to see all the things he has to offer in the future. 

Be sure to read on and learn a little more about Zach! 


Why do you enjoy wrestling?

Because it requires skill! 

What's the most important thing wrestling has taught you? 

Wrestling has taught me discipline and self-control.    

What's the best advice your coach has given you? 

Give it all. Do my best. And leave it all on the mat!   

What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?

My undefeated record.  

How old were you when you started wrestling?

Only 5 years old! 

What is your favorite post-tournament meal or treat? 

A big juicy hamburger!


Who is your Hero/role model?  


My dad, who is a soldier and fights for our country. 

What is your favorite subject in school?


What is your favorite movie? 

Big Hero 6.    

Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?

Baseball, basketball, and soccer. 

Do you have any other hobbies outside of wrestling?

Video games and playing outside with friends.  

What are your goals for this season?

Win all my matches. 

What are your goals for your career? 

My goals are to attend a wrestling camp in the U.S. this summer – I hope Sunkist kids since my father is looking to retire in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ultimately, I would love to be a U.S.A Champion like my favorite wrestler, Jordan Bourroughs. 

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7 Responses

Jessica Keliiholokai
Jessica Keliiholokai

May 03, 2015

Go get ’em boy! So proud of you!


April 25, 2015

Good Job zachary!Keep it up!


April 14, 2015

We are so proud of you Zach!!! Your father and I are still amazed at how well you did this season. It was no easy task wrestling kids bigger and older, but you did it!!! You’re amazing <3

Thanks HERO Wrestling for this wonderful opportunity!


April 05, 2015

Great job Ashton! So awesome to have a kid as good as you all the way around representing Milan and the Tribe. I know Cameron looks up to you, as well as many other kids so keep up the good work!

Dylan Myers
Dylan Myers

April 04, 2015

Great job Ashton you don’t understand how happy I am to call you my brother and a friend your a better wrestler than I am and I look up to you about wrestling I love you Ashton great job and just remember never stop the fight and pratice makes perfect I love you little bro

Carol Rothbauer
Carol Rothbauer

April 04, 2015

How awesome you are!!! Such a huge accomplishment in such little time. True hero in my book on and off the mat!!!! So proud!

Andrea Roark
Andrea Roark

April 04, 2015

Ashton, you are a true hero and a great young man. I love you and am proud to call you my nephew!

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