HILL Stephen < Back  
Sport Wrestling - Freestyle, Wrestling - Greco-Roman
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 23 Mar 1982 in Christchurch, NZL
Height1.80 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began wrestling in 1999 at the age of 7.
Club / Team Raniora wrestling club/Crighton Cobbers wrestling club: New Zealand
Name of coach Kevan McLaughlan
Coach from what year? 1999
Training Regime His training regime consists of hill running with lesser weight training and high levels of wrestling training for conditioning and developing his skills.
General Interest
Hobbies He enjoys good music, playing with his pet cat, travelling and watching Liverpool FC. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)
Most influential person in career He states that the entire Ossetian wrestling team from the kids through to the seniors and his family. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)
Hero / Idol He states that he wants to achieve success with his own style of wrestling. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)
Injuries He suffered a major tear in his left ACL during training in Russia that led to him having to fly back to New Zealand for an operation. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)
Ambitions He desires to continue training in Russia followed by representing New Zealand at the Commonwealth games and the London Olympics in 2012. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)

He would like to go to South America and the Antarctic so to have visited all seven continents. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)
Other information INDIVIDUAL
He was the only member of the New Zealand wrestling team to compete in both the Greco-Roman and the Freestyle at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guide, 2010)

TRAINING
When he trains in New Zealand he lives in Kaiapoi and when training in Russia, Vladikavkaz North Osetia. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)

TROUBLE FINDING PARTNERS
He sometimes struggles to find wrestling partners due to wrestling being a minority sport in New Zealand. (fighttimes.com, 27 May 2010)