Spotlight – Male athlete of the month

Ryan Fisher


Alycia Knorr, Student Writer

What is your favorite part of playing sports at GNA?

Nanticoke is my hometown and I admire it greatly. I feel as though I positively represent GNA and add something beneficial to the athletic programs I am involved in. 

Who has been the most influential to your success and why?

A generic answer, but my family and friends have always been a big influence in my life. In the end, though, self-motivation is my biggest reason to stay active.

Why do you think athletics is an important part of high school?

Extracurricular activities in general, not athletics specifically, are an important part of high school. I have never been much of an “athlete;” however, I have felt and continue to feel that it is important to participate in order to develop myself mentally and physically and get the full high school experience.

At what age did you start playing sports?

Aside from Little League, I started playing football and working out in eighth grade.

What sports do you play?

I played football from eighth grade to twelfth grade and participated in track and field during eleventh grade. Additionally, I currently wrestle and may play volleyball in the spring. 

What is your favorite sport?

Thus far, wrestling is my favorite sport because my wins and losses are a direct reflection of how I as an individual performed. While my teammates may motivate me, they can’t wrestle my match for me. It’s me and my opponent, no one else. 

Do you plan on playing sports in college?

I plan on pursuing many things but other than weightlifting and conditioning, I have no plans on participating in any organized athletics.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I picture myself sitting in front of a sewing machine altering my Pennslyvania State Police Trooper uniform. Why you may ask?  Because my legs and arms are so massive that they don’t fit into a standard uniform. Once the alterations are complete, I will enter a Ford Crown Victoria and begin patrolling the mean streets of the USA’s finest commonwealth.