Featured Athlete: Brandon Backues

Emalee Murdock, Jr editor

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Brandon Backues
Sport: Wrestling
Grade: 10
Years on team: 2
Background: “Brandon has been wrestling for 9 years since 1st grade.”
Favorite part: “The intensity. It’s a good one-on-one sport.”
Role model: “The seniors this year. With everything we have been through this year, they still wanted to come out to practice and work hard. It’s very inspiring.”
Favorite memory: “Going to state last year as a freshman.”
Least favorite part: “The hard work and time that it takes.”
Interesting fact: “75% of my wins were pins.”
Future: “If I get a scholarship for wrestling and not football, then I’ll wrestle in college.”
Awards: “If there was a most injured award it would be mine, but last year I got comeback wrestler along with Sam Martin because I injured my knee and was out for over half the season.”
Best match: “My second to last match this year.It was my best match because I took chances.”