Tyler Petron's Involvement in Athletics
When did you first get started in athletics?
I have been involved in athletics such as football and wrestling since 3rd grade. I played football up until my sophomore year of high school because I decided to focus solely on wrestling. This benefited me very much because my senior year of wrestling I was named team captain and earned all conference.
What is something surprising about being a college athlete that people would not know?
Being involved in athletics is some of the most fun you will ever experience. You meet so many new people and develop lifelong friendships with teammates and coaches. Athletics can only change your life for the better.
What is participating in athletics like for you?
It not only shows students how to be competitive within the school competitions but also how to be competitive in the outside world. Most importantly, being involved in athletics is fun and well worth the time and effort.
Tell a funny story about your involvement in athletics
It was my senior year and I was set to wrestle a standout wrestler from Hutchinson. The whole match we were very even and I was down by one point by the time the last period came around. With only ten seconds left in the match I was still down by one point. All of a sudden my opponent stood straight up thinking the match was over. So I immediately took advantage of this and got the final take down which got me the win.