My name is Tyler W. Lynch and I am 14 years old. I am in eighth grade and attend Greater Latrobe Junior High in the state of Pennsylvania. I was ALWAYS interested in playing football but according to my father, I had to figure out the difference between "are you hurt OR are you injured” before I was ready to sign up to play football. I began playing football in 6th grade and I having been playing ever since. I also wrestle and play baseball as well BUT football is my passion! Game day, for me, is like waking up on Christmas morning. There is no other feeling like it.
At the beginning of our football season, I was asked to move up to the 9th grade team and declined. I recruited peers from my baseball and wrestling teams to play on the football team because I knew they had the ability to contribute. I was not going to leave them behind.
Of course, my academics come first. I am currently taking classes to prepare me to be accepted into college. I am a High Honor Roll student but one of my long term goals is to be on the Distinguished Honor Roll list AND stay on it.
This past summer, I have been involved with volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul which is an organization that takes in donations to help people who have suffered tragedies or are living in poverty and cannot afford the basic things they need. I also attended a 2 week camp, which I have attended for five years, called Sumer’s Best Two Weeks. SB2Ws is a Christian based camp in which kids compete in different athletic sporting events. Over the summer, I also took care of a neighbor’s five year old son while she worked.
I have pretty high expectations of myself and I plan to work and improve every God given talent I have, to achieve ALL of my goals throughout my life’s journey. After High School, I aspire to attend college and study engineering while playing football.
When I am not in school or playing sports, I enjoy playing the drums for the garage band my family formed, snow skiing, wake boarding, tubing, running, working out, playing corn hole with my family, and yes, playing xbox with my friends.
In conclusion, during football season, I am the first on and last off the field. I lead by actions on the field and in the classroom.