Athlete of the Week: Tristan Mulder

Feature with Tristan Mulder

Won the 195-pound bracket at the Class 1A Sectional 12 tournament


You have been a little banged up coming out of football season in each of the last two years. Which sport do you find to be more physically taxing, football or wrestling?

Both are very physical sports but I would say football is a little harder on my body.

What is the most important trait a wrestler can have?

A good mindset.

What do you enjoy most about wrestling? Is that similar or different compared to what you like about football?

I like that it’s an individual sport which is very different from what I like about football, in football I like to hit people.

What is your favorite subject in school?

P.E.

Do you have pets?

Yes, a little doggo.

What is your favorite pro sports team?

Don’t have one.

What is your favorite college sports team?

University of Iowa wrestling.

Do you have a set ritual you go through before a wrestling match?

I don’t. I just make sure I am mentally and physically ready for the match.

Besides your own, what high school sports team has the coolest nickname?

The Nighthawks.

What is your favorite movie?

“Step Brothers.”

What is your favorite part of practice in any sport?

Live goes in wrestling practice.

What is your favorite motto or quote?

“Do it for the kid that fell in love with the sport.”

What is something about yourself that would surprise people that don’t know you?

I basically live in Okoboji all summer.