Thaddius Martz ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Wheeler High School
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Men's Track
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Thaddius Martz's Men's Track Recruiting Profile
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
165
Age:
18
Prim. Position:
HJ
HJ
6ft8in

Personal Statement

I have always played football since the age of 7 I would watch any game I could, I would throw a ball at least an hour a day just so I would be ready for high school football. My second high school game ever while playing as a junior varsity quarter back I got a sacked and I laid out on the feild for around 15 seconds later I found out I had a concussion and it was awful I had gotten the concussion earlier in the game and I played all 4 qauters with it but the coaches never seemed to pull me off the feild. It took 3 months to heal from my injury and after that I decided I should focus on another sport more than this one. That is what started me at high jump, in middle school I had already broken the middle school high jump record with jumping 5'8 inches in 8th grade. Football was my main focus but after the concussion I really just wanted to focus on high jump. My first high school meet I jumped 5'10 for a freshman that's pretty good but I wanted more. I worked and worked for getting high and at the end of the season I had made it to sectionals and regionals jumping 6'2 that also wasn't enough for me. So sophomore year I had really taken high jump seriously working hard and studying Olympians on how to arc and good run up techniques. I am now a sophomore leading the northwest side of Indiana in high jump, jumping 6'6 inches as a sophomore and not stopping me there. I want more and 6'6 is not going to cut it I'm working very hard to get a 6'8 jump in before the end of my season and I want to keep pushing for higher heights as I continue to high jump. I never stop studying the sport and I want to continue with this in college. I feel like once I'm in college and high jumping for a college team my dream will be fulfilled I have wanted to go big places with my athletic abilities since I have figured out that I could high jump pretty well. My final goal before high school is up is to be able to jump 7 feet or above and I do not want to stop there. It's what I want and it is what I'm planning to do. I don't think I have been committed to anything more than high jump and it would be a dream come true to be able to jump with other elite jumpers in the Collegiate level.


Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-County, 2nd Team All-Region
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, Unit leader of the Jumpers , 2nd team all area
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Dennis Bunda
  • High School Head Coach
  • Dennis Bunda

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Wheeler High School
State:
INDIANA
Phone:
(219) 759-2561

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. 11th grade - honors US history, it is a college class and i will earn dual credits next trimester. 12th grade - I am currently is Physics, Honors Economics, and Honors English 12
AP Classes:
Yes. AP literature
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • I was picked to be a Freshman Mentor by my teaches. A freshman mentor is a person that helps the freshman around the school and help them adjust to high school. To be a freshman mentor you have to be able to work well with others or groups of people
  • Award
    • have good communication skills
  • Award
    • and have passed all there classes. I have made it on the honor roll for having a 3.0 gpa
  • Activity
    • German Club
  • Activity
    • French Club
  • Activity
    • and Natural Helpers

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Contact Information

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Mailing Address

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Statistics

Event 2018 Varsity Te
High Jump 6'0 Bishop Noll, Lake Station @ Wheeler 6' 6 Apr 21 Deardurff Classic 6' 4
 

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