Extra work pays off for Wyant

Name: Zeb Wyant

School: Central

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Volleyball

Athlete of the week achievement: Wyant had 24 service points, including 12 aces, in a three-game sweep over Forest Hills, and he added 15 kills in a three-game sweep over DuBois.

Season update: Wyant, who has helped the team to a 9-2 record so far, is averaging 11 kills, 10 service points and three aces per game.

Coach Ken Wyant quote: “He is putting in the time. He played in the offseason and he played club ball. I think the extra time and extra repetition in the gym are clicking and it’s paying off for him now. (As his dad) It’s extremely fulfilling and rewarding and you are proud, but at the same time, you want to keep pushing your kids. As my wife says, I am harder on my own kids than the others.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Ritchey

Favorite subject: Agriculture

Favorite movie: “Step Brothers”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite song: “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis

Outside interests: Play soccer and hang out with my friends

Favorite professional team: Denver Broncos

Favorite college team: Hawaii

Pro athlete most admired: Eugene Mishida

Best athlete I ever competed against: Brayden Kuruzovich of State College

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Ken Wyant

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Prevail Volleyball Tournament in the Pittsburgh area last year

How I got my start in volleyball: My dad got me started when I was 7 or 8

Future goal: To play volleyball in college


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