Name: Trent Crouse
School: Chestnut Ridge
Athlete of the week achievement: Wrestling at 113 at the Thomas Subaru Tournament at Bedford, Crouse defeated Zach Swarrow from Beth-Center, last year's seventh-place finisher at states in Class AA?at 103, by fall in 5:21 in the semifinals. He defeated last year's fifth-place finisher at 103, Ryan Easter of Bedford, in the championship by decision, 6-4, in overtime.
Season update: Crouse is 20-10 on the season.
Coach Greg Lazor's quote: "He is a real hard worker in the practice room. On the mat, he is an extreme go-getter, and he wrestles with a lot of heart, and comes out with a lot heart and desire. His biggest attribute is that he isn't afraid of anyone."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Freidenbloom
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Benchwarmers"
Favorite food: Cici's?Pizza's cinnamon rolls
Favorite song: "Cletus Take The Reel" by Cletus T. Judd
Outside interests: Ride dirt-bikes and play football
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: Troy Polamalu
Best athlete I ever played with: Brian Corle
Best athlete I ever competed against: North Star's Nick Roberts
Most influential person on my athletic career: My uncle, Darren Holderbaum
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Thomas Tournament title at 113.
How I got my start in wrestling: "All of my family has wrestled from little on up and I thought it would be pretty cool to wrestle."
Future goal: "To make it to heaven."