Trey McCartney is one of the best wrestlers in the area.
McCartney is currently ranked fourth at 106 pounds in the East Chicago semi state.
The Harrison sophomore started wrestling at the age of 4, but then took a break from the sport between the ages of 8 and 11.
Last season, McCartney really started focusing on the sport he loves.
“My favorite part about wrestling is that you can be who you want to be,” said McCartney. “It is up to you how good you become.”
McCartney went 8-0 last weekend in a tournament at Richmond making his overall record for the season 39-1.
Even with a near perfect record, McCartney isn’t satisfied.
“I feel like this season has gone pretty good so far, but I have yet to prove anything,” said McCartney. “Everyone is 0-0 when the state tournament starts in February.”
Even with McCartney’s success, he still faces some challenges.
“The biggest challenge for me this year has been keeping in the zone and prepared for every match like it is a state championship,’ said McCartney. “I must keep myself zoned in for every single match if I want to reach my goals.”
Sophomore, Luke Pfeiffer, has taken notice of his teammate’s hard work.
“Trey is good because he pushes himself every practice,” said Pfeiffer. “He aims to achieve more and is a real leader.”
McCartney’s personal goal for the season is the ultimate goal, winning the state title.
“When making goals for myself I set the bars high,” said McCartney.
With the regular season coming to an end and the post season about to start, McCartney will have to deal with his biggest challenge and not let the pressure get to him when it comes to crunch time.