Athlete of the Week: Garrett Wissman, Chaminade Julienne High School

Name: Garrett Wissman

School: Chaminade Julienne

Grade: Entering senior year

Age: 17

Sports: Baseball

Claim to fame/honors: Co-player of the year GCL North; Vandalia resident helped Eagles reach district finals; right-handed pitcher played this summer for Dayton Sluggers travel team

Bet you didn’t know … I was the first in my family to attend CJ

Words you live by: There are two ways of doing things; the right way and again

Toughest opponent: Hamilton Badin

Biggest influence: Definitely my parents

Game-day rituals: I listen to Drake

What’s on your bedroom walls: Bunch of Ohio State stuff, mostly football

When I’m bored I like to … throw with my brother

Favorite movie: The Sandlot

Person who would play you in a movie: Bruce Lee

Favorite TV show: ESPN

Favorite musical artist: Taylor Swift

I can’t live without: Baseball

I can live without: Homework

Favorite book: Tuesdays with Morrie

Favorite home-cooked meal: Mashed potatoes

Favorite restaurant: I eat Subway a ton

Favorite smell: Fresh-cut grass

Favorite cereal: Lucky Charms

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Vegetable you won’t eat: Broccoli

I’d love to trade places for a day with … Bryce Harper

Whose mind would you like to read? The President

Place where you’d love to travel? I’ve never been to Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Be able to sing; I’m not a very good singer

Favorite school subject: Math

Favorite athlete: Mike Trout

Favorite team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite Olympic sport: I’ve always liked watching swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: I would like people to have more tolerance

Favorite sports moment: Winning the regional semifinals my freshman year

Favorite junk food: Oreos

Best thing about baseball: The feeling I get when I play it

In 10 years, I hope to … have a good job and be able to provide for myself and my family

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