Emerald Ridge wrestler Talon Lepley doesn’t want to see his season come to an end prematurely like it did last year.
Lepley, a 126-pounder who finished sixth at the sub-district tournament last season, didn’t advance to regionals as a junior. He expects that to change next month.
Lepley said she’s put in the work to give himself a chance to realize his ultimate dream.
“I did a lot of work in the offseason,” he said. “I went to the Oregon State wrestling camp over the summer. It was a really hard and tough camp. There were wrestlers there from all over the nation. I learned a lot.”
Lepley captured a come from behind victory against Puyallup’s Tyler Grajek in his most recent match on Jan. 29.
The Herald recently asked him a few questions about his life away from the mat.
The Herald: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Talon Lepley: It has to be “Step Brothers.” Will Ferrell is hilarious.
TH: Where is your favorite place to eat in Puyallup?
TL: I just recently ate at BJ’s Brewhouse. It was really good.
TH: Who is your favorite musician?
TL: Eminem. His music gets me pumped up.
TH: Where do you see yourself in five years?
TL: I hope to be working as a firefighter in Graham.
TH: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?
TL: Kate Upton. She is beautiful.
Sports Editor Shaun Scott can be reached at 253-552-7002 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.