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Glorioso dominating foes

January 7, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Collin Glorioso

School: Huntingdon

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Glorioso went undefeated at 5-0 with five falls in the 113-pound class as Huntingdon went 5-0 in the Juniata Duals.

Season update: Glorioso is currently 14-0 with 11 falls for the 7-0 Bearcats.

Coach Jon Mykut's quote: "Right now, Collin is wrestling great. He's dedicated himself to the sport, and he's done the work in the offseason to get where he is now. He deserves everything he's getting.''

Favorite teacher: Mr. Payne

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: "The Internship''

Favorite food: Salad with chicken

Favorite song: "Beautiful Pain'' by Eminem

Outside interests: Wrestling freestyle and Greco during the summer, hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Denver Broncos

Favorite college team: Iowa Hawkeyes

Pro athlete most admired: Aaron Rodgers

Best athlete I ever wrestled with: The wrestlers on the Young Guns team that beat Blair Academy and the team that won NHSCA against Diesel this past summer.

Best athlete I ever competed against: "Everyone I step onto the mat with. Someone I have never been able to beat would be Luke Karam.''

Most influential person on my athletic career: Jody Strittmatter, head coach of Young Guns wrestling club, and my high school coaches, Jon Mykut and Erik Shea

Proudest athletic achievement: Taking third in the PIAA state tournament as a freshman

How I got my start in wrestling: "One of my friends was doing it, and I wanted to do it with him.''

Future goal: "My goals for this year is to go undefeated and to become a PIAA state champion.''

 
 
 

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