Sports: basketball, football, baseball.
Basketball highlights: Trent is a two-time letterwinner and in his second year as a starter at point guard for the Cheesemakers, who are 15-4 and ranked 10th in the Associated Press Division 2 poll. A co-captain as a senior, he is averaging 8.1 points per game. He averaged 4 points and 2 rebounds per game as a junior.
Football highlights: A two-time letterwinner as a running back and linebacker, Trent was a two-year starter at linebacker and a starter at running back as a senior. A co-captain his senior year, he earned all-Southern Badger Conference honorable mention honors at running back.
Baseball highlights: Trent is a returning letterwinner and starter at second base and pitcher.
Cumulative GPA: 3.0.
Favorite subject: Mathematics.
Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me the value of team work and the importance of never giving up.”
Three words to describe me are: determined, athletic, strong-willed
I got my start in sports: when I was really young playing “Dribbling Dinosaurs” basketball at the YMCA
I wish I could play: hockey
My most memorable moments in sports were: playing basketball for Keith Hoesly
I like about high school sports: the competition
I enjoy playing football because: it is very competitive and physical
Advice: “Always keep your head up no matter how bad things get.”
My role model is: my cousin, Josh Trame
Most inspirational teammate: Alex Barenklau because we make each other better players
My family includes: my father, Ernie Wyssbrod Jr.; my mother, Connie Wyssbrod; and my sister, Jessica
Words to live by: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”
Favorite athlete: Jordan Taylor
Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers
Favorite opponent: Edgewood because they are a big rival
Favorite facility/site to compete in: UW-Platteville’s Williams Fieldhouse
Favorite movie: Coach Carter
Favorite TV show: Dirt Knights
Favorite food: cheeseburgers
Favorite fast food place: McDonald’s
Favorite sport on TV: college basketball
Favorite place to visit: Minocqua
I want to visit: New England
Primary news source: TV
Favorite website: iowastockcars.com
Radio preset: Z104 FM
I drive: a Monte Carlo
Dream car: Dodge viper
I can’t live without: my car
I like Monroe High School because: I get to spend time with all of my friends
If I could change anything: I would live in a huge house with a basketball court inside
I wish we could play: Freeport (Ill.) Pretzels in football
I wish I could meet: Michael Jordan
Dream date: the girl pays for everything
Dream gift: I got my dream gift, which was a race car
My perfect day: no school and I get to sleep in
This and that: volunteer work includes Meet the Cheesemakers youth basketball clinic, youth coaching, Monroe Park and Recreation program
Hobbies: dirt track racing, fishing, hunting, playing sports, spending time with family
Post-high school plans: attend college to study physical education and play football
Did you know? During the summer I am a dirt track race car driver.
Career goal: physical education teacher and basketball coach
Prep Profiles, compiled by Dennis Semrau, run every Tuesday on Madison.com/sports 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.