Felipe Garcia III was active in extracurricular activities, and especially enjoyed wrestling. He joined the wrestling team in seventh grade and was a state qualifier in 2020 and 2021. He was also a member of the track team and played football for a few years.
The Apple Valley, Minnesota, native plans to use the athleticism he’s displayed on the wrestling mat when he competes in the 125-kilogram division at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba, Japan on Wednesday and Thursday. The medal matches are Friday.