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Thursday, 08 December 2016 08:59

Adding to prep legacy

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Elkhorn Area High School junior Grant Truesdale won a Southern Lakes Conference title at 106 pounds in 2015-’16, one of five championships for the Elks. Elkhorn Area High School junior Grant Truesdale won a Southern Lakes Conference title at 106 pounds in 2015-’16, one of five championships for the Elks. Photo submitted

Athlete profile:Grant Truesdale

Athlete’s name: Grant Truesdale

School: Elkhorn Area High School

Year: Junior

Sports: Soccer and wrestling

Honors/recognition for each sport: State runner-up in soccer; first-team all-conference and conference wrestling champion

Season scoring stats, best times, etc.: Most pins in 2015-’16 season (22), placed third at sectionals in wrestling

Describe yourself on/off the field: Work hard on and off the field and it will get you places.

How did you get started in playing each of the sports or your favorite sport: Began wrestling around age 6 and loved the sport from the start. Started soccer in middle school, team kept winning and it was an all-around fun time.

Biggest influences/role models and why: My parents, who have influenced me to work hard at everything I do.

Most memorable moment(s) in high school sports: Winning conference my sophomore year and placing second at state in soccer.

What advice would you give younger athletes about competing at the high school and/or collegiate levels: Work as hard as you can every day in practice. It’s a whole new level and takes a ton of offseason and in-season work to be good. Nothing is handed to you.

Your nickname, if any: Truesie

Favorite athlete(s): Kyle Snyder (American Olympic gold medalist wrestler) and Eddie Lacy

Favorite team(s): Green Bay Packers

Any other hobbies outside of sports: Playing backyard games with friends as much as possible

Post-high school plans: Attend college; pursue a degree in the medical field

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