Prep Profile: Devin Weber, Marshall

2013-02-12T04:00:00Z Prep Profile: Devin Weber, MarshallDENNIS SEMRAU | Wisconsin State Journal | | 608-252-6490

Year: senior

Sports: wrestling, cross country, track and field

Wrestling highlights: Devin is a four-time letter winner and a three-time Capitol Conference champion, winning titles as a freshman at 103 pounds, as a junior at 132 and as a senior at 145. A four-time sectional qualifier, he advanced to the WIAA Division 3 state meet his sophomore year. He takes a 41-2 record into sectional competition.

Cross country highlights: A four-time letterwinner, Devin is a four-time All-Southern Capitol Conference performer. He was a team captain and the team’s Most Valuable Runner as a senior. He qualified for the WIAA Division 3 state meet as a junior and finished 47th overall.

Track and field highlights: Devin is a three-time letterwinner competing in the distance events. He was a team captain as a junior.

Cumulative GPA: 3.95

Favorite subject/class: History

Favorite teacher: Mr. Wedel

Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me that through hard work anything is possible.”

Three words that describe me: committed, kind, helpful

I got my start in sports: through my dad

I wish I could play: football

Most memorable moment in sports: qualifying for the state wrestling meet my sophomore year

I like about high school sports: Everyone has a chance to be successful at something if they put hard work into it and also everyone has an opportunity to join a sport and make a completely new group of friends.

I enjoy wrestling because: it tests me in every way — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Also, in wrestling it is just you and your opponent; no one else affects the outcome of your match.

Advice: “Stay away from drinking and drugs and work hard all the accomplishments will then come easy to you.”

My role models are: my mom, Jody Weber, and Marvin Weeden

Most inspirational teammate: Albert Unruh, who showed me through his hard work what was possible

My family also includes: my father, Jeff; my older brother, Hunter, who is wrestling at North Dakota State; and my sister, Austyn, who manages our wrestling team

Nickname: D-Web

Words to live by: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Favorite athlete: Ryan Braun

Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite opponent: former Lodi wrestler Getasew Shimshak

Favorite facility to compete in: Kohl Center

Favorite movie: Lost Without a Paddle

Favorite TV show: Catfish

Favorite food: watermelon

Favorite fast food place: McDonald’s

Favorite sport on TV: football

Favorite place to visit: Arizona

I want to visit: Florida

Top five songs on my iPod: “All of the Lights” by Kanye West,” “The Only Way I Know” by Jason Aldean,” “Cinderella Man” by Eminem, “Something ’Bout a Truck” by Kip Moore, “Every Storm” by Gary Allan

Primary news source: Internet

Favorite website: Facebook

Radio preset: 96.3 FM Star Country

I drive: a 2007 Nissan Frontier

Dream car: a 1969 Mustang

I can’t live without: sleep

I like Marshall High School because: we don’t have block scheduling!

If I could change anything: I would have devoted less time to the Xbox and more to the mat in my youth

I wish we could compete: against Lodi in a dual meet in wrestling

I wish I could meet: Si Robertson

Dream date: Hayden Panettierre

Dream gift: a blank check titled “college tuition”

My perfect day: out in my kayak fishing

I like to read: books about futuristic societies (e.g. Hunger Games)

This and that: I run my own wrestling club called “The Basement Brawlers” … participate in an Athletes Committed club at school that educates teens why they should not drink or do drugs … earned an Academic Letter every year during high school. … Most improved award in all three sports in 2011

Hobbies: hunting, fishing, playing video games

Post-high school plans: attend UW-Whitewater to study special education and compete in wrestling

Did you know? one night of drinking ruins 14 days of training and conditioning

Career goal: to become a teacher whom kids love and a coach that athletes want to play for

Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on and in the Wisconsin State Journal. If you would like to nominate a student-athlete who excels competitively and in the classroom, contact Dennis at 252-6490 or e-mail

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