Michael Tyler Bates

A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

• Lahainaluna High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.4

• SPORTS: Wrestling

• FAMILY: Michael and Joanne Bates of Lahaina

• ACTIVITIES: Helping out with Lahaina Roughnecks wrestling

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying architecture at an Oregon or California college

• SPORTS LESSONS: “What I enjoy most about being an athlete is competing at a high level and wrestling with my teammates. Being an athlete has taught me to be humble on and off the mat, making me a better person by balancing the roles of a student and athlete.”

* Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school’s athletic fund.