Athlete profile:Grant Truesdale
Athlete’s name: Grant Truesdale
School: Elkhorn Area High School
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