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Rice leads FC wrestlers to senior night victory

Shelby Horne | for The Herald
Jared Rice places third (weight 106) in the Allegheny County Championship Wrestling Finals hosted by the Fox Chapel High School.

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NAME: Jared Rice

SCHOOL: Fox Chapel Area High School

SPORT: Wrestling

LAST WEEK: Jared won his match on Senior Night against Baldwin and also claimed a championship at the Buckeye Local in Ohio at 106 pounds.

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Jared Rice has been a starter for four years on the Fox Chapel varsity wrestling team and hopes to continue wrestling in college.

Last week, he put a nice touch on his high school career as he won his Senior Night match for the Foxes.

Rice also claimed the 106-pound title at the Buckeye Local in Ohio.

Rice is considering attending Mercyhurst College and wants to study media and business management.

He believes he will be wrestling at 120 pounds in college.

Here's a closer look at Jared:

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

A: Mike Tyson.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Wrestling and hanging out with my friends.

Q: What food do you have to shy away from during wrestling season?

A: Oreo cookies.

Q: Do you go on a food binge when the season ends?

A: Yeah, for sure. A heavy, heavy food binge.

Q: What movie could you watch over and over?

A: “Django Unchained.”

Q: What's your favorite TV show?

A: “American Dad.”

Q: What type of music do you listen to the most?

A: I like all varieties.

Q: What sport would you be playing if you weren't a wrestler?

A: Hockey.

Q: Who's your favorite athlete?

A: Mike Tyson.

Q: Do you have any special pre-match ritual?

A: Yes. I always think about WGCS. That's a group of buddies from wrestling. I think of all we've gone through to get where we are.

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

A: Chicken parmigiana over shell noodles with garlic bread — and Oreos.

Q: People would be surprised to know that I…

A: ... Am a fantastic shower singer.

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

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