By John Fullilove, jacksons.tv
jacksons.tv: Where are you originally from?
Melvin Guillard: Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was actually raised in a little town called Kenner. It’s like two minutes from New Orleans. I went to Bonnable High School. My mom’s family is originally from Lafayette so I have a lot of family spread out through the area. I have a lot of family throughout the Bayou area and also in Baton Rouge. I played football and wrestled. I was a state champion in wrestling. I was a state MVP and wrestled one year in college at Colby. I wrestled two years for junior national freestyle and Greco.
jacksons.tv: Did you like freestyle or Greco better?
Melvin Guillard: I enjoyed both. They were a lot different in many ways; however, it was all wrestling to me. It was actually more fun than the collegiate style wrestling. I enjoyed it a lot for the two years that I did it.