Athlete of The Week: Damon Gripp


Ellie Oakes

Damon Gripp driving to the hoop.

Name: Damon Gripp

Sport: Basketball

Grade: 11


Damon Gripp has started off great for the Golden Eagles in their very successful season so far. He has been a one of the leading scorers this year and recently won MVP at the Kiwanis Basketball Tournament hosted at Tyrone. Damon had 20 points in the big win against Bishop Carroll and a game high 25 points vs Penns Valley.

Eagle Eye: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Damon Gripp: “Dipping Oreos in milk”

EE: What other sports do you play?

DG: “Football”

EE: Favorite professional sports team?


EE: Favorite professional athlete?

DG: “Steven Adams”

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

DG: “I don’t have one”

EE: Favorite band /musician?

DG: “Travis Scott”

EE: Favorite movie?

DG: “Semi-Pro”

EE: Favorite food?

DG: “Corndog”

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

DG: “If you want to be good you got to put the work in”

EE: What are your future goals?

DG: “Get a scholarship.”