We have very few tri-athletes at our highschool this year. Tri-athletes participate in three sports during each season. It is very rare for students to participate in so many sports in one year.
One of the tri-athletes at our school is a Junior, Dustin Halverson. Dustin is on the swim, wrestling, and waterpolo team. He is a very good athlete and helps his teams do well.
Most people would think that it would be very difficult to handle both school and sports, but Dustin says different. He says that he is able to make time for both of them, but there is definitely less time for homework. Many athletes get very distracted from sports and do not get as much work done as others, but the ones who do three sports actually do very well in school.
There are many reasons why people like to do so many sports. When I asked Dustin his reasons, he said, “It keeps me active throughout the year and helps me stay in shape.” A lot of the sports help students stay active, which is great to do three sports in order to stay active all year around.
Few students that do sports in high school actually decide to go on and play in college.When playing multiple sports, you typically perfer one over the rest and take that one more serious. Dustin’s favorite sport of the three that he does is wrestling. He is considering wrestling in college as well.
While many students at our school do one sport, I find it amazing how some are able to take on three. I can’t help but wonder how these students are able to keep up in school while doing three sports.