CC’s Murin has big goals

Name: Max Murin

School: Central Cambria

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: Murin captured his fourth Penn Cambria Sheetz Holiday Classic title and was named outstanding wrestler. Murin defeated 2016 PIAA Class 3A runner-up Jimmy Hoffman of Hazleton in the 138-pound final.

Season update: Murin is 6-0 this season.

Coach Bob Nikolishen’s quote: “We nicknamed him ‘Maximus’ because he knows the arena. He is the guy everyone is looking for, and they’re screaming his name when he goes out on the floor. The thing that makes him special is he doesn’t act the part. He does not think he is more special than anyone else. He just wants to be one of the guys.”

Favorite teacher: A tie: Mr. (Matt) Miller and Mr. Cirelli

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Vision Quest”

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite song: No preference

Outside interests: Lifting weights, chess and Madden football

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Iowa

Pro athlete most admired: Tom Brady

Best athlete I ever competed against: Daton Fix of Oklahoma

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, the Strittmatters and my Central Cambria coaches.

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning my first state in my sophomore year.

How I got my start in wrestling: My dad started me when I was born.

Future goal: Win another state title, and win a national title at the University of Iowa.