Ridge’s McCoy adds more honors

Name: Justin McCoy

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named Outstanding Wrestler at the District 5 championships and pinned his way through the 152-pound weight class for his fourth district title.

Season update: McCoy is 38-1 heading into the Southwest Regional Class 2A tournament.

Coach Greg Lazor’s quote: “McCoy is a pressure kid who has put the time, effort and work in. He has really separated himself, and there are few in the state at his level.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Miller

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite food: Peanut butter pie

Favorite song: “Tell the World” by LeCrae

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and playing PlayStation and ping pong

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Jordan Burroughs

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bedford’s Jonathan Gabriel

Most influential person on my athletic career: Jody and John Strittmatter and Greg Lazor

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning states as a junior

How I got my start in wrestling: “My Little Lions wrestling coaches Carey and Scott Bollman asked me when I was 5.”

Future goal: Be an Olympic and national wrestling champion