Male Athlete of Week: McMillen does all the extra things

Name: Brock McMillen

School: Glendale

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen won the 126-pound title at the 45-team Panther Holiday Classic Saturday with a 5-4 victory over returning Class 3A state placewinner Matt Sarbo of Altoona.

Season update: McMillen is 6-0 for the Vikings.

Coach Billy Dubler’s quote: “Brock is a team leader, and he practices harder than anyone and does all the extra things. He’s a team player and as a sophomore those qualities are rare. Brock is wrestling beyond his years and is great to have on the team.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Hunter

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Facing the Giants”

Favorite food: Wings

Favorite song: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem

Outside interests: Hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Iowa

Pro athlete most admired: Jason Nolf

Best athlete I ever competed against: Mount Union’s Josh Boozel

Most influential person on my athletic career: John and Jody Strittmatter and Billy Dubler

Proudest athletic achievement: Runner-up at states at 113 pounds last year

How I got my start in wrestling: Saw it when I was 8 and wanted to try it

Future goal: “Continue to improve every day.”


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