Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country. We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall. You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.
Name: Tristan Sponseller
School: Lock Haven University
Class (for 2017-18): Redshirt-Junior
Sponseller tied for the best winning percentage on the Lock Haven team, going 33-7 as the 197-pound starter. He finished third at the EWL tournament.
Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?
What are you working on this off-season?
I want to work on getting a lot stronger and putting on solid weight. I also have some work to do with hand fighting and shot defense.
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
I would have most likely stuck with football and pursued that sport if I had not wrestled.
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?
I had to have a really good burger and I craved drinking sweet tea.
What is your major and what would you like to do with it when you graduate?
I am a dual major of Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I plan to teach in a special education classroom after graduating.