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Effort paying off for McMillen

Name: Brock McMillen

School: Glendale

Age: 17

Grade: 11

Sport: Wrestling

Athlete of the week achievement: McMillen captured his second state title this past Saturday with a 5-1 win over Burrell’s Ian Oswalt in the 132-pound Class 2A championship match at Hershey’s Giant Center.

Season update: McMillen closed out his junior season with a 36-3 record.

Coach Billy Dubler’s quote: “I’m very proud. I see the effort that he’s put in over the years, so Brock gets everything he deserves. He’s a hard worker and a student of the game. He leaves no stone unturned. He does it all, he loves wrestling. He’s a once in a generation talent and we’re just going to appreciate him while he’s here at Glendale.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Damiano

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Never Back Down”

Favorite food: Hot wings

Favorite song: Anything by Eminem

Outside interests: Hunting and fishing

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Pittsburgh Panthers

Athlete most admired: Ex-PSU wrestler Jason Nolf

Best athlete I ever competed against: Josh Boozel of Mt. Union

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Angie and Mark

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning two state titles

How I got my start in wrestling: I saw my friends doing it and I thought I would like it.

Future goal: To make the NCAA tournament and succeed on the college level.

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