Athlete of the Week: Wilhelm Grot


Brayden Sloss

Will Grot

Name:  Wilhelm Grot

Sport: Tennis

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: Will is playing as Tyrone’s number one this season, so he will draw each team’s best opponent. Will opened the season with a 6-0, 6-0 against Clearfield. 

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

WG: I started playing when I was very young and then I stopped playing at around 5 years old and then picked it back up in 8th-9th grade

EE: What other sport(s) or other activities are you involved in?

WG: Ski Club, and Soccer

EE: Favorite college or pro sports team?

WG: Chicago Cubs

EE: Favorite college or pro athlete?

WG: Nick Kyrgios

EE: Who do you admire the most and why?

WG:  “The person who I admire the most in tennis is Pete Sampras because he was one of the best players in the late 90s and he dominated Wimbledon. He was also the one to popularize the dunk in tennis.”

EE: Favorite band/musician?

WG: Cardi 

EE: Favorite Food

WG: Cheeseburgers 

EE: Favorite Movie/TV show 

WG: South Park 

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes?

WG: Play tennis, don’t do track. Tennis has no conditioning and you stop to eat after every away match win or lose.

EE: What are your future goals past High School?

WG: ” I plan to play tennis at Penn State Altoona.”