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Fox Chapel Area's Lever shines at county wrestling event

| Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Tyler Lever, a Fox Chapel Area senior, is hoping to attend Waynesburg University where he will major in early education and special education.

He plans to play football as a freshman and then try wrestling and football after that.

“I'll see if I can manage academics and two sports,” he said.

He showed he can handle himself quite well on the wrestling mat Saturday as he earned a second-place finish in the Allegheny County Wrestling Championships.

Lever said he was happy with his second-place finish.

“I had made it to the semifinals before so it was nice to get to the finals,” he said. “It would have been nicer if I had won.”

Here's a closer look at Tyler:

Q: Who have been your role models in life and in sports?

A: Brandon Pifer, a coach and teacher, has helped me a lot.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: With sports and school, I don't have a lot of time for hobbies. I do like to play video games, though.

Q: Who's your favorite wrestler?

A: I would say it's four- time Olympic medalist Bruce Baumgartner.

Q: If you could have dinner with any one person, who would it be?

A: Ernest Hemingway.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Django Unchained.”

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “The Moonshiners.”

Q: Did you make any New Year's resolutions?

A: To try to be a better student.

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: No. I'm not a superstitious person.

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Marquice Pouncey.

Q: Who would be your dream date?

A: Mila Kunis.

Q: What's your favorite restaurant?

A: The Village Inn in Verona.

Q: What would make up your all-time favorite meal?

A: Crablegs.

Q: Who would you like to see disappear from public view?

A: Justin Bieber.

Q: What's the wildest, craziest thing you've ever done?

A: Jumped off a roof into a pool.

Q: People would be surprised to know that I…

A: ...Used to play the trumpet.

Marty Stewart is a sports editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-782-2123 or mstewart@tribweb.com.

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