Valley City Times-Record

Hi-Liner Wrestler of the Week highlights Tucker Johnson

- Courtesy of Farmers Union Insurance

Tucker is a Senior at VCHS and is currently ranked #5 in Class A at 132 lbs.

Tucker had a super tournament in Rugby this past weekend. His bracket had the #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 ranked Class B wrestlers in the state. Tucker won two hard fought battles to get to the title match. In the quarter finals, he beat the tournament #2 seed, Chance Burns from Grafton in a 3-0 match, and in the semi-finals, Tucker faced the tournament #6 seed, scrappy William Cook from Kenmare, ND. The match ended in a 1-1 tie in regulation, before going to overtime. In sudden victory overtime, Tucker secured a takedown which gave him a 3-1 win and advanced him into the tournament finals. In the finals, Tucker lost a hard fought and bloody 8-3 battle to Ethan Maier from New Salem who is ranked #2 in Class B. Tucker wrestled the final period with a severely cut lip that would later need multiple stitches.

Tucker answered our "Hi-Liner Wrestler of the Week" questionna­ire as follows:

1. Name: Tucker Johnson

2. Parents/ brothers/sisters?: Nate Johnson, Nikki Johnson, Brinklyn Johnson

3. Academic achievemen­ts?: I am in Honor Society, have made the honor roll.

4. School activities/sports?: Wrestling, Cross Country, Speech, Show Choir, Jazz Band, Student Council, Student Congress, Theater.

5 . Hobbies: Fishing, Hunting, Playing Music, Watching Movies & TV.

6. Favorite class in school: Multimedia

7. Favorite food: Steak

8. Favorite video game: Minecraft

9. Most memorable wrestling moment: When we had to get 4 pins in a row to win a dual and I was one who got one of the 4 pins we needed to win.

10. Who is going to win the Superbowl?: 49ers

11. Best advice for young wrestlers/ underclass­men wrestlers: To always work hard and don’t get discourage­d because you have to fail in order to succeed.

12. Biggest life lesson you've learned from the sport of wrestling: The perseveran­ce to pick myself back up and keep going no matter what. And Hard work pays off.

Wrestler Of the Week is sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance- Kirk Olson & Tyler VanBruggen.

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