DILLON J. SNELL
Team: Little Falls Mounties
Position: Offensive Lineman/Defensive End
Year in school: Senior
Sport to play: Football
Sport to watch: Football
Athlete: Will Smith
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Class in school: English
Movie: The Replacements
TV show: Jersey Shore
Actor: Will Ferrell
Musician: Jason Aldean
Song: "My Kinda Party"
Explain what you enjoy most about your sport and athletics.
What I enjoy most about sports is the competition and performing under pressure. The best athletes in the world are the ones who can succeed and do there best under huge amounts of pressure.
What is your most memorable athletic moment?
My most memorable athletic memory is going to state opens for track and field to throw discus.
Tell us about someone who inspires you in sports and why
My modified track and varsity wrestling coach Mr. (Greg) Savas inspires me the most because he taught me how to throw discus and wrestle and has always been there to help me get better when I need him. He also taught me to enjoy sports because you won’t be able to play them forever so work hard and enjoy them while you can.
What are your greatest challenges balancing academics and sports?
The hardest thing to do with academics and sports is being able to balance both of them successfully. You need to make time to know when to study math and when to study game film.
What are your plans after graduating from high school?
After high school I hope to compete at a collegiate level in either football or track while majoring in criminal justice.
appeared in October 23, 2010 edition of The Times