My name is Tristan Ruhlman, outside of wrestling and the classroom I am a brother, a son, and a grandson. To quote one of my coaches “if you are going to be a ditch digger then be the best ditch digger that you can be”. That statement can be applied to everything that I do in my life, no matter what I am doing, I am going to be the best that I can be. I started wrestling in the first grade, when my teacher handed out two flyers for basketball and wrestling. I already knew that I was not particularly good at basketball, so I thought that I would try wrestling. I have loved it ever since. I learned a great deal about myself while growing in wrestling. I learned self-discipline, hard work, persistence, compassion, and humility. The most important lesson to me is that no matter how hard you think you have worked; you always have more to give. I have the work ethic and the drive to be the hardest working wrestler that you as a coach would have. My biggest wrestling achievement was being nominated by my teammates to receive the prestigious B-man award. The B-man award is the highest award that my school can give, the person the award is given to is a representative of the school in the areas of loyalty, desire, training, citizenship, self-sacrifice, and skill. I am proud and honored to have received this award two years in a row. In my wrestling career my proudest achievement is placing fifth in the state. I look forward to continuing my wrestling career in college.