Albright coming up big
Name: Dan Albright
School: Chestnut Ridge
Athlete of the week achievement: Albright recorded a key 6-4 decision at 195 pounds in helping lift Ridge to the District 5 team championship win over Bedford. Earlier, he earned a 3-2 decision in a semifinal win over Berlin Brothersvalley and also had a fall in a regular-season win over Tussey Mountain.
Season update: Albright is 25-2 with 14 pins at 195 and 220 pounds.
Coach Greg Lazor’s quote: “Dan came to us as a freshman having never wrestled before. He was raw, but he has great strength and determination. He’s a hard-nosed kid. To see the improvement he’s made through the years has been great. He took some lickings as a sophomore but has gotten better and better, and this year he’s really turning it on.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Clark
Favorite subject: History or English
Favorite movie: All of the “Rocky” movies
Favorite food: Jim Clark’s steak
Favorite song: “Bangarang” by Skrillex
Outside interests: Playing football, cutting wood, lifting rocks
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Alabama
Pro athlete most admired: James Harrison
Best athlete I ever played with: Tyler Dibert
Best athlete I ever competed against: My brother, Teddy Albright
Most influential person on my athletic career: My brother, John Albright
Proudest athletic achievement: “Being a District 5 champ in wrestling as a junior.”
How I got my start in wrestling: “In ninth grade I had never wrestled before, and Coach Lazor was my math teacher and said I should go out for wrestling. I did and fell in love with it.”
Future goal: To place in the top three at states in wrestling.