Two Rivers wrestler Brian Duerschmidt poses for a prep profile portrait on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Two Rivers. Matthew Apgar/HTR Media
Sports Brian compete in:
Football and Wrestling
All-time team sports achievement:
"Three-time conference champions in wrestling."
All-time individual achievement:
"Reaching 100 career wins and breaking the school's career pin record."
No. 1 athletic goal:
"Place at State in wrestling."
"I think my season is going good for me I believe I really think I have a very good chance at placing at State. The team has been doing very good this year. This is the year that we know have a very good chance at making it to team State and taking it. The team and I are looking to accomplish getting and taking team State and also sending as many individuals to State as we can."
Coach Paul Gehrke's thoughts:
"Brian is a guy coaches love to have on the team. He has a great attitude that infects the team and likes to joke around, but he also know when to be serious. Brian doesn't complain when we give him the tough match-ups, he's a very hard worker, a good teammate, and goes after it in every single match. This season Brian has had both ups and downs. He has beaten last years Division 3 State runner-up 8-0 along with some impressive victories over some ranked opponents, but also lost some real close matches. Winning those close matches will be key for him achieving his goals. Brian also brings a certain toughness to our team and he has been a real pleasure to coach over the years. When Brian's career is done he will likely be second in school history in career wins, he only needs six more, and first in career pins, only needs two. Brian also volunteers his time to help coach the youth wrestlers."
Sport: "Wrestling, because I've been in it for 15 years."
Pro/college athlete: "Junior Seau, my dad and my uncle always used to call me Seau and I just started to follow him."
Pro/college team: Green Bay Packers
Musical artist or group: "Jason Aldean, I have every song he has ever sung."
Song of all time: "Something like That" by Tim McGraw
TV show: Swamp People
Movie: Gran Torino
Class: Gym Class
Food: Chicken Alfredo
Saying or piece of advice: "Leave no regrets on the mat."
Hobby: "My hobbies are hunting, fishing, ATV-ing, snowmobiling. Almost anything outside."
What if ...
You could be any celebrity on earth for a week. Who would it be? "I would be Adam Sandler."
You could listen to a song minutes before the biggest athletic event of your life to get you hyped. What would it be? "Lose yourself" by Eminem, because I already listen to it before almost every match I have."
You could meet one famous person, a non-athlete, who would it be? "I would meet Jason Aldean."
Who inspires you most? "My Dad, because he was always the only taking me to the youth tournaments, sometimes twice a weekend. He also has always been pushing me to do my best."
What is your dream vacation destination? Hawaii
Who's the toughest opponent you have ever faced? "When I was a freshman I wrestled up 30 lbs to the 215 weight class and wrestled Cody Siebel."
What's your No. 1 pet peeve? Nosy people
What do you want to do for a living? Law enforcement
Why are sports important to you? "They teach discipline and team work."
Which Facebook friend has the most interesting status updates and best photos? Amanda Thelen
What's your strength as a person? "Working hard at a job."
What do you still need to work on? "Not procrastinating."
Do you have any pre-game or pre-meet rituals? "I always listen to "Lose yourself" by Eminem before and meet or a Saturday tournament."
Top person you follow, or would follow, on Twitter? Will Ferrell