Sperry’s Bryce Carter: Wrestling Spotlight Presented By Barracuda Staffing Inc

By Derrick Smith

Lots of time and effort are required to become successful at anything in life. And that holds true for athletics. Before they can hit the playing field, court, or mat, athletes have to put in the work at practice and preparing themselves.

“It takes work to get where you want in sports,” said Bryce Carter. “Many people don’t realize the work it takes to be successful in the sport of wrestling.”

Carter is a senior at Sperry High School, where he wrestles at 170 pounds for the Pirates’ wrestling team. Bryce says he has wrestled for as long as he can remember, and still enjoys it as much as he did at the beginning. He is also a member of the school football team.

Throughout his life, Carter has had many people influence and impact his life and help him become the athlete and person he is today. There are two people at the top of that list and he never doubts that they will always be there.

“My parents have always pushed me to be my best,” he said. “They are always supportive of my love for wrestling and they are always there for me.’

There is another person that has highly influenced Bryce as a wrestler. “I am thankful for coach Robert Park,” he stated. “He has made me into the wrestler I am today. He taught me everything that I need to know in order to be successful.”

Every athlete’s goal, no matter if they are in a team or individual sport, is to win a championship. Carter recently achieved this goal, winning the Class 3A – 170 pound State Championship. “That was definitely one of the best memories I have of wrestling,” he stated. “It was really great.”

Outside of athletics, Bryce is also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council, and the National Honor Society.