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Boys athlete of the week: Dylan Weyant

January 11, 2011
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Dylan Weyant

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 16

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Grade: 11

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Weyant was 3-0 for the week with wins over Bedford's Tanner Williams and Northern Bedford's Daniel Brallier, who were both ranked in the top 5 of the Mirror rankings. His other win came against Bellwood-Antis' Christian Solecki.

Season update: Weyant is 7-3, and the Bulldogs are 7-0.

Coach Dave Marko's quote: "Dylan had a real good week. He wrestled tough and pulled through for himself as well as our team. He has been working hard and is wrestling with a lot of confidence and I'm looking forward to seeing how he progresses the rest of the season."

Favorite teacher: Mr. Raptosh

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: "Inception"

Favorite food: Chicken fingers

Favorite song: "Real Estate" by Wiz Khalifa

Outside interests: Dirtbiking and snowboarding

Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant

Best athlete I ever played with: Claysburg-Kimmel's Corey Aungst

Best athlete I ever competed against: United's John Blankenship

Most influential person on my athletic career: My mom, Christi

Proudest athletic achievement: Placing sixth in the Mahwa Nationals Tournament

How I got my start in wrestling: "I started wrestling in third grade for Claysburg-Kimmel."

Future goal: Attend college at Pittsburgh or Penn State

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