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Like father like son
Posted on December 9, 2011 , by charley
Adams Central Wrestling Squad has a senior that seems to be trying to out-match his father. Derek Roes is pushing himself towards the state wrestling championship, which seems to be running in his family.
Roe’s father Troy won the state title in the 105 pound category in 1984, giving the school its only state championship to date, which further motivates his son to win another one.
“It’s something I want to get,” Derek said.
Roe has become a bit of a star at his high school, last season his record was 42-3 but unfortunately lost the first round in the state final. Even with the great record his father likes to remind him that it’s still not enough.
“It’s nice, but at times it gets a little old,” Derek said of hearing about his dad’s state championship.
Along with ambition, it seems like stardom runs in the family as well, Troy Roe is ranked first in certain categories at his high school. He has the most season pins (28), most career pins (87), fastest pin (5 seconds) and most consecutive wins (69).
“Beating most of my dad’s records and be the best,” Derek said of what motivates him the most after a state championship. “I have to keep the tempo up, keep the aggression up and keep working hard.”
This hasn't been lost with him though, every time Roe steps on the mat to face a competitor he is in the right mind-set to fight and doesn't let any of his attention or his dads attributes effect the way he performs.
“I treat every match the same,” Derek said. “I prepare the same for every match – like a state championship match.”
Roe was introduced to wrestling by his father when he was only 4 years old, since then he has been going at it ever since. At the moment he is on the cusp of having the most career wins in his school’s history.
Anything you can do, I can do better.