Prep profile: Ty Pelot

Prep profile: Ty Pelot


Prep profile: Ty Pelot


Nickname: TD

Sports Ty competes in: Wrestling

All-time team sports achievement: “Never losing a conference dual.”

All-time individual achievement: “Being a Greco (style) All-American.”

No. 1 athletic goal: Becoming a state champion.

Ty’s thoughts: “I really like being on a team like this because I have always loved winning. Really the individual part isn’t always the biggest thing for me, it’s more the team that I like. I’ve always wanted to win a team state title more than an individual state title, but both would be nice to have.”

Coach Paul Gehrke’s thoughts: “He’s definitely a cheerleader for our guys, too. He supports them all the time. We can count on him for matches. Him being around and helping guys get better has been huge for our team.”

Ty’s favorites

* Sport: Wrestling

* Pro/college athlete: Jordan Burroughs

* Pro/college team: Denver Broncos/Notre Dame Fighting Irish

* Musical artist or group: “Taylor Swift.”

* Song of all time: “I’m Blue,” by Eiffel 65

* TV show: SpongeBob SquarePants

* Movie: Forrest Gump

* Class: History

* Food: Noodles

* Saying or piece of advice: “When people start cheering for you to lose, that’s when you know you’re good.”

* Hobby: “Wrestling.”

What if …

* You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Who Gon Stop Me,” by Jay-Z

* You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Will Ferrell

Quick Q&A

* Who inspires you most? “My grandpa Art.”

* What is your dream vacation destination? “Phoenix, Ariz.”

* Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? “Kaid Brock (Oklahoma), Nkosi Moody (Illinois) in matches. In practice, Dmitry Ryanchinskiy and Isaiah Varona (No. 4 and No. 6 ranked men in USA).”

* What do you want to do for a living? “History teacher/Wrestling coach”

* Why are sports important to you? “Gives me a place to focus and get away from life.”

* What’s your strength as a person? “Nice, hardworking.”

* What do you still need to work on? “Being ready for my match.”

* Favorite person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? @faux_timtebow”


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