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Prep Profile: Trent Wyssbrod, Monroe

2013-02-05T04:00:00Z Prep Profile: Trent Wyssbrod, MonroeDENNIS SEMRAU | Wisconsin State Journal | | 608-252-6490

Year: senior

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

Nickname: Wishbone

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:

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 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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  1. philthom4s
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    philthom4s - August 29, 2013 10:44 am
    It may be helpful to have dirt track racing in Iowa. Better practice.

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