Athlete of the Week: Jansen Love, Butler High School

Name: Jansen Love

School: Butler

Grade: Senior

Age: 19

Sports: Wrestling, football

Claim to fame/honors: First-team all-area years in wrestling; first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference last year; four varsity letters; middle linebacker led team in tackles and second team all conference.

Bet you didn’t know … I was home-schooled until high school

Words you live by: Don’t talk about it, be about it

Toughest opponent: My sophomore year I wrestled Andrew McNally from Lake

Biggest influence: My coach freshman year, Ted Brey

Match-day rituals: I sing a song in my head, Lose Yourself by Eminem

What’s on your bedroom walls: Ohio State wrestling poster, wrestling medals and trophies

When I’m bored I like to … take a nap

Favorite movie: Talladega Nights

Person who would play you in a movie: Henry Cavill

Favorite TV show: The Office

Favorite musical artist: Gucci Mane

I can’t live without: My mom

I can live without: Ketchup

Event you’d like to attend: Super Bowl

Favorite home-cooked meal: My mom’s biscuits and gravy is really good

Favorite restaurant: El Toro

Favorite smell: Clean laundry

Favorite cereal: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Store where you’d like a shopping spree: Finish Line

Vegetable you won’t eat: Beets

I’d love to trade places for a day with … LeBron James

Whose mind would you like to read? My dad

Place where you’d love to travel? Hawaii

Talent you’d like to have? Dancing

Favorite school subject: Science

Favorite athlete: LeBron James

Favorite team: Ohio State Buckeyes

Favorite Olympic sport: Swimming

Something in the world I’d like to change: Racism

Favorite sports moment: In seventh grade when I made it to the finals at state

Favorite junk food: Ice cream

Best thing about wrestling: Winning

In 10 years, I hope to be … making a lot of money

Nominate an Athlete of the Week: Send an email to freelance writer Dave Lamb at Please include the athlete’s name, school, sport and a phone number or email address where we can reach that athlete. Please include Athlete of the Week in the subject line.

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