March’s Tiger of the Month

By Katlyn LaPorte 

The athlete of the month for March is senior Matthew Wheeler for his four years of hard work and dedication to the sport of baseball.

Wheeler was born on Sept. 28, 1997 to Ron and Cristen Wheeler. He has one older sister, Regan. The family has three dogs.

Wheeler maintains a 3.752 GPA and his favorite subject in school is math because “it’s so easy.”

“My biggest inspiration is my dad because he lives a good life, and my biggest role model is Donald Trump because he’s worth nine billion dollars,” said Wheeler.

A few of his favorite things are; the book The Hunger Games, the movie Mad Max Fury Road, and the TV show Seinfeld. His favorite food is crab legs and his favorite hobbies are hunting and playing poker.

Wheeler’s favorite quote to live by is, “Gotta spend money to make money.”

Wheeler has played baseball all four years of high school. His pregame ritual is listening to music.Matthew Wheeler

His favorite baseball memory is beating Lamar and his favorite memory of high school is all the sporting events.

“The worst thing about baseball is playing in bad weather, and the best thing is beating a team no one expected you to beat,” said Wheeler.

His goals for the rest of high school are to have a high GPA and to become baseball state champions.

“My best game was against Lamar because I had 2 of the 4 hits and we won 1-0,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler’s plans for the future are to play baseball at NJC and then transfer to CSU. In the years after college he plans on moving back to Sterling and hopefully getting married and working in real estate.

“I decided to sign with NJC because I like Sterling and baseball so it worked out great,” said Wheeler.

He wants to give a shout out to Scottie Wisdom, and the advice he wants to pass on to the underclassmen is, “do not mess with Scottie Wisdom.”