Name: T.J. Brandt
Athlete of the week achievement: Brandt won his third District 6 Class AAA championship at the 126-pound weight class, going 3-0.
Season update: Brandt is 26-3 with 17 pins.
Coach Joel Gilbert's quote: "He's been good since day one. He's an excellent wrestler, he works hard in our wrestling room and he got what he deserved. He is one of a few people in Altoona to do it."
Favorite teacher: Mrs. Martin
Favorite subject: Physics
Favorite movie: "Super Troopers"
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite song: No preference
Outside interests: Hanging out with friends, hunting
Favorite professional team: Any team in Pennsylvania
Favorite college team: Iowa
Pro athlete most admired: Tom Brands
Best athlete I ever played with: Jimmy Guiblon from Derry Area
Best athlete I ever competed against: North Star's Nick Roberts
Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Gilbert
Proudest athletic achievement: Placing fourth in the Fargo Junior Nationals.
How I got my start in wrestling: "My dad influenced me to start wrestling, and I loved it."
Future goal: "To place in the state tournament this year."