Sports Paul competes in
Wrestling, cross country
All-time team sports achievement
Qualifying for team wrestling sectionals twice.
All-time individual achievement
“Winning a gold medal for Team USA at the Pan Am Games.”
No. 1 athletic goal
Become and NCAA national champion.
“So far it has been a very good season for myself, and my team has also had a great year. We all worked as hard as we could. We gave it our all.”
Coach Paul Gehrke’s thoughts
“He’s really focused and committed. I mean, the guy’s wrestling everywhere all the time. He’s very determined. His focus, his discipline, makes him the wrestler he is.”
Pro/college athlete: Olympic wrestler Jordan Burroughs
Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers
Song of all time: “Till I collapse,” by Eminem
TV show: “Modern Family”
Movie: “Step Brothers”
Class: Advanced weight training
Saying or piece of advice: “There is always more gas left in the tank.”
What if …
You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? Jordan Burroughs
You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? “Till I Collapse,” by Eminem
You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? Will Ferrell
Who inspires you most? “My mom.”
What is your dream vacation destination? Jamaica
Who’s the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Spencer Lee of Pennsylvania.
What’s your No. 1 pet peeve? “The sound of chewing.”
What do you want to do for a living? Sports management, physical training
Why are sports important to you? “They build character and teach us life lessons.”
Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? “Coach Joel Kuhl, AKA ‘The Goat.'”
What’s your strength as a person? “I’m always focused on what is going on.”
What do you still need to work on? Wrestling technique and strategy.
Do you have any pre-game rituals? “I eat Nutella sandwiches.”
Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Ty Pelot, AKA “The Rabbit”