Name: Shawn Perich
School: Bishop Carroll but wrestles at Portage
Athlete of week achievement: Went 4-0 this week at 152 pounds, winning at Meyersdale and he also captured the 152-pound title at the Sheetz Classic at Penn Cambria where he went 3-0, which put him at 102 wins for his career.
Season update: Perich is 5-0 overall this season and has picked up all five victories by fall
Coach Rob English's quote: The key to his success is he is very slick. He is a very quick athlete. He's a little sparkplug who is always going, always moving. Every one knows that is a strong point for a wrestler, being quick and slick. If you watch him wrestle, he is very smooth, too. His technique is just beautiful. That is the key to his success. He is also a very good kid, who comes from a very good family. If you tell him something, he is willing to listen. He is a very coachable kid who always wants to better himself. He takes advice from the coaches and goes out there and tries to make himself better. What coach wouldn't love someone like that.
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Ratchford
Favorite subject: Advanced Chemistry
Favorite movie: "Superbad"
Favorite food: Shrimp
Favorite song: "Bedrock" by Lil' Wayne
Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite college team: Michigan Wolverines
Pro athlete most admired: Sidney Crosby
Best athlete I ever played with: David Fogle
Best athlete I ever competed against: A tie, Dylan and Andrew Alton
Most influential person on my athletic career: My uncle, Ray Sossong
Proudest athletic achievement: Being a two-time state placewinner and getting 8th at Junior Nationals last year.
How I got my start in wrestling: My mom signed me up in elementary school.
Future goal: Go to college and wrestle.