Name: Derrick Claar
School: Chestnut Ridge
Athlete of the week achievement: Claar went 2-0 on Saturday in the District 5 Duals. His pin of Berlin Brothersvalley's Storm McDonald late in 5:26 of a close 138-pound bout was key in the dual meet win. Ridge won the team title.
Season update: Claar is 25-5 with 12 pins.
Coach Greg Lazor's quote: "Derrick continues to work hard. He's always been a good wrestler for us, but his continued development has him reaching to an upper tier where he is competing with and beating some of the top wrestlers in the state."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Fisher
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Never Back Down"
Favorite food: Chinese food
Favorite music: Rock
Outside interests: Playing golf, hanging out with friends and girlfriend
Favorite professional team: Oakland Raiders
Favorite college team: Notre Dame
Pro athlete most admired: Michael Jordan
Best athlete I ever played with: Dan Albright
Best athlete I ever competed against: Bethlehem Catholic's Darian Cruz
Most influential person on my athletic career: Mr. Lazor
Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning districts my freshman year."
How I got my start in wrestling: "One of my friends in first grade told me he was going to a wrestling practice, and I asked if I could go and got my dad to take me."
Future goal: "To place at states."