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Ridge’s McGill impresses

Name: Jared McGill

School: Chestnut Ridge

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: McGill won the 170-pound weight class at the Powerade Tournament in Canonsburg (for the second time). He decisioned McGuffey’s Christian Clutter, 4-2, in the final.

Season update: McGill is 13-0 with six falls and two technical falls.

Coach Greg Lazor’s quote: “Going up to Powerade and winning a second title is very rare, and not just for our area. It’s a great accomplishment. He’s been working hard, and I’m proud to see him do it.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Bilchak

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Shrimp Alfredo

Favorite song: “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott

Outside interests: Lifting, dirt bike riding, hunting

Favorite professional team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite college team: Pitt

Pro athlete most admired: Baker Mayfield

Best athlete I ever competed against: Southern Columbia’s Gaige Garcia

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents (Scott and Erin)

Proudest athletic achievement: Two-time Powerade champion

How I got my start in wrestling: “My dad brought me to wrestling practice when I was 3 years old, and I loved it ever since.”

Future goal: State champion

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