Meet the Athlete: Andy Dahle

Published 9:52 am Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lake Mills senior Andy Dahle wrestles an opponent from Riceville-St. Ansgar during a home meet on Jan. 17. Dahle qualified for the state tournament this season along with teammate Noah Greenfield. -- Heather Rule/Albert Lea Tribune

Lake Mills wrestler hopes to place high at state tourney

Q: What year are you in school?
A: Senior.

Q: What school do you attend?
A: Lake Mills Community School.

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Q: Who is your immediate family?
A: I’m son of Beth and Joel Dahle. My brother’s name is Levi and my sister’s name is Josie.

Q: What sports are you involved in?
A: Wrestling, football and baseball.

Q: What is the weight class you have wrestled in the most this season?
A: 138.

Q: How did you get started in wrestling?
A: My dad brought me to the youth practice when I was in first grade.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about wrestling?
A: The sense of accomplishment when you get done with practice or a hard tournament.

Q: Do you have siblings that play or have played any sports?
A: My brother played football and baseball, wrestled for two years and ran track. My sister is a wrestling cheerleader.

Q: What are your sports related achievements?
A:  Two-time conference champion. Two-time district qualifier and one-time state qualifier. I’m in the 100-win club at my school. I was awarded the seventh spot in the rankings at 138 in Iowa Class 1A. Also, in football I was awarded second team All-State linebacker.

Q: What are your sports related goals?
A: Place high in the state tournament this year.

Q: Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
A: Adrian Peterson because he is a beast, and I like to watch him.

Q: What is your favorite school subject?
A: Science classes.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?
A: My math teacher, Alex Brandenburg.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: I play frisbee golf, hunt, fish and lift weights.

Q: What is your dream job?
A: To have my own electrician business.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Chicken and cheesecake.

Q: What is an interesting fact about you?
A: I was a premature baby by a month.