By Katlyn LaPorte
Dylan Prelle has had an outstanding high school wrestling career in which he persevered and accomplished so much, and for that he is February’s Tiger of the month.
Prelle was born on Sept. 29, 1998 to his parents Randy Prelle and Janette Helgoth. He has six siblings; Garrett, Cierra, Kaitlynn, Gage, Grayden and Addyson. He also has a Saint Bernard named Buford.
Prelle has been wrestling since he was in the 8th grade.
Prelle took third place at regionals in Eaton after winning in double overtime to also qualify for the state tournament. Prelle competed at the state tournament at the Pepsi Center as an unranked wrestler and ended up taking 5th place for the 170lb weight class.
“The best part of wrestling was when I won a double overtime match to qualify for state at regionals this year. The worst part was the rough start I had this year but I pulled through and improved myself,” said Prelle.
Prelle’s goal for this season was to place at the state tournament and his goal was accomplished.
His thanks goes to his biggest supporters, his family and his girlfriend, Kalyn.
“My favorite wrestling memory was causing havoc with the team this year,” exclaimed Prelle.
“I’d like to wrestle in college if I got the opportunity. I will try to walk onto NJC’s wrestling team,” said Prelle.
Prelle wants to give a shout out to his girlfriend.
Prelle also participates in MMA fighting and boxing. He enjoys the competition and difficulty of those sports.
Prelle has an outstanding 3.9 GPA. His hobbies include working on cars and motorcycles. His favorite movie is Rocky and his favorite book is Huckleberry Finn. His favorite food is pizza, and his favorite holiday is Christmas. His all-time favorite animal is a dragon. His favorite high school memory was “the time there was a fire freshman year.”
A quote Prelle lives by is said by Franklin Roosevelt, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Prelle plans to attend NJC for college and then possibly transfer to Chadron State College in Nebraska after that.
“My advice to underclassmen is never give up and keep trying to reach your goals,” shared Prelle.