Athlete of Week: Dubler making name for himself
Name: Suds Dubler
Athlete of the week achievement: Dubler won the 126-pound championship and repeated as champion in the Grove City Fred Bell Tournament, while also leading his team to a second straight team title. He also won two matches in two dual-meet victories earlier in the week.
Season update: Dubler is 21-4. The 13-1 Vikings are the No. 1 seed for the District 6 Class 2A Team Duals, which begin tonight.
Coach Billy Dubler’s quote: “I think it’s really fitting that Solomon “Suds” Dubler was named after Suds Solomon from the Altoona Mirror, and 11 years later he is Athlete of the Week. Suds really put together a nice tournament at Fred Bell and beat some really tough kids, including state-place winner Connor Pierce from Harbor Creek.”
Favorite teacher: Mr. Damiano
Favorite subject: Phys. ed. and math
Favorite movie: “Daddy’s Home”
Favorite food: Buffalo chicken pizza
Favorite song: “Can’t be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr.
Outside interests: Watching movies
Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: David Taylor
Best athlete I ever competed against: Notre Dame-Green Pond’s Ryan Crookham
Most influential person on my athletic career: David Taylor
Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a District 6 title last season
How did you get your start in wrestling: “My dad taking me to practice in preschool.”
Future goal: Place in the PIAA Wrestling Tournament this season