Trent Crouse

Name: Trent Crouse

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 16

Grade: Junior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Crouse won the 145-pound title at the Thomas Subaru Tournament with a 4-0 record in what was considered the toughest weight. Crouse defeated Berlin Brothersvalley’s returning state qualifer Braden Fochtman, 4-2, in overtime in the finals.

Season update: Crouse is 21-6 with nine pins for the 16-3 Lions.

Coach Greg Lazor’s quote: “Trent wrestled awesome. He was aggressive the whole weekend and pushed the pace in all of his matches. He has been working hard and trying to fix some mistakes, and it obvisouly paid off this weekend.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Fleegle

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “The Benchwarmers”

Favorite food: CiCi’s cinnamon rolls

Favorite song: “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors

Outside interests: Hunting, riding a dirt bike, downhill mountain biking

Favorite professional team: Denver Broncos

Favorite college team: Oregon Ducks

Pro athlete most admired: Tim Tebow

Best athlete I ever has as a teammate: Matthew Dull

Best athlete I ever competed against: Nick Roberts

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Berkey and Coach McGill

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the 2012 Thomas tournament

How I got my start in wrestling: “My uncles wrestled, and I just followed in their footsteps.”

Future goal: Make it to heaven